North Korea could be planning multiple launches
April 10th, 2013
08:40 AM ET

North Korea could be planning multiple launches

By Barbara Starr

Intelligence suggests that North Korea may be planning "multiple missile launches" in the coming days beyond two Musudan mobile missiles it has placed along its east coast, Pentagon officials told CNN on Wednesday.

The officials did not have specifics on the numbers of other missiles and launchers.

One official said the North Koreans are military "masters of deception" and may have planned all along to focus the world's attention on the Musudans while they plan multiple launches of other missiles, which is a tactic they have used in the past.

But the United States is less troubled about the movement of the other missile launchers, a second Pentagon official told CNN.

"We've been seeing some launchers moving around. These are smaller and don't cause us as much concerns," that official said. "We think these movements are within seasonal norms for their exercises."

But he didn't discount the possibility that they might launch some of those, as they often do.

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  1. StanCalif

    North Korea is China's problem! Of course, China will stand by doing nothing as long as the US keeps taking responsibility! China has actually won every "war" the US has fought recently! It is time to allow China to fight for their resources instead of stealing everything after the US has spent billions and many lives "saving nations"!
    Who got Iraq's oil? Who got Afghanistan's huge copper find? Who is getting Africa's resources? CHINA!
    It gets worse: Here in Northern Calif., we are building a new bridge across the bay. Who supplied the manufactured steel? CHINA! Today, a huge new real estate development was announced in Oakland, CA. to be built with Chinese investment!
    See something wrong here?

    April 11, 2013 at 7:33 am | Reply
    • rockybruce2013

      Stan with you here. The Chinese are a very intelligent people they have their 50 year plan for global financial domination. I am sure they think they already know the outcome of the upcoming Korean conflict. They obviously have had contact with Kim jong-un. The problem is they are dealing with an unpredictable nation with little comprehension of the global implications of their actions. The one saving grace is everything they make is flawed. The people work in buildings surrounded by suicide nets! The American government stuffed up after desert storm. They should have not gone back for desert shield. They borrowed vast amounts of money from China. Iraq is now back to where it was corruption, assassinations, murder. What a giant waste of money for some lost political gain. Come on America Australia needs you.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:39 am | Reply
  2. encisoc

    Okay, two things going on in bad timing, one less automatic weapons in american hands, and two budget cut to our military. How the hell we suppose to defend the mother land.

    April 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Reply
    • SteveH

      (1) "Militia" with AR-15s would vanish in the face of a NK ground assault. (2) Congress enacted the Sequester, and let it happen rather than have the wealthy pay the same rate of taxes a secretary does. Get some perspective - our military costs as much as the next 14 largest militaries all put together, and we can't keep that up in this Bush-created Depression without increasing taxes (my vote is to increase taxes on imports and subsidize our exports, by indirect means, but the wealthy won't allow that either since they're invested in foreign companies that sell here).

      April 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • StanCalif

      US civilians are not going to "protect the mother land" by owning assult type weapons with 30 round ammunition clips!
      Get over it! This is all NRA propaganda to support domestic gun manufacturers. Unfortunately, our politicians can't see beyond the donations of the NRA and don't dare challenge the NRA. The NRA has the financial resorces to make any politician a "has been"!

      April 11, 2013 at 7:47 am | Reply
  3. Alert1

    Kim Jong Un has a facebook account...LMAO

    April 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • encisoc

      One of the things he likes quote: wakin on thei bich wyo my misils arr rethy tow lunch.

      April 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  4. Kfghuk Fdryjil

    now back to protecting people who here knows how to do anything well no one american does because you are not allowed NOW HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN THE SLOPES nice work protecting people GOOD JOB now go spend some more money on war toys you are never going to use WAIT YOU WILL HAVE TO THINK OR HIRE SOME ONE TO DO IT FOR YOU like the slopes

    April 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Reply
    • SteveH

      Incoherent and offensive ("slopes") spammer.

      April 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  5. Lady Dawn

    I can't even stand to look at that horrific haircut and fat face.

    April 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Reply
    • Lady Dawn

      90's outdated haircut that is...

      April 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  6. Kfghuk Fdryjil

    WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN POLITICS AS IT IS RIGHT NOW IF YOU ARE POOR AND YOU WILL BE THERE IS NO OTHER WAY THAT YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE POOR ANYPLACE UNTIL YOU SEE THAT YELLOW PEOPLE ARE RACIST AND KNOW THEIR VALUE SO YOU BETTER GET READY TO FIGHT OVER THE CONTENTS OF DUMPSTERS BECAUSE PAN HANDLING IN AMERICA IS ILLEGAL

    April 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  7. Kfghuk Fdryjil

    NOW SUBTRACT FROM THAT DATE WHAT CONGRESS IS WORKING ON AND YOU CAN SEE THAT YOU WILL BE BURNED IN A CARDBOARD BOX AND SPRINKLED IN A COMMONERS GRAVE WHERE EMPTY CONDOS WILL ONE DAY BE BUILT–NICE JOB PROTECTING PEOPLE

    April 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  8. Kfghuk Fdryjil

    ANY MILITARY PERSONEL RETURNING FROM BATTLE WILL BE MENTALY ILL AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TOO OWN GUNS AND BECAUSE THEY WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO BE GAINFULLY BE EMPLOYED WILL BE EATHER IMPRISONED IN DEBTERS JAIL OR BE MARGANALIZED FORCED BY THE MILITARY AND ITS STANDING AGENCYS TO BE WATCHED AND LABLED BY GREEDY DOCTORS AFTER THAT NO MORE GUNS NO MORE DRINKING NO MORE DRUGS AND CERTIANLY NO MORE EMPLOYMENT EVER GET YOU CALANDER OUT AND MARK AN X ON THE LAST DAY YOU WILL HAVE SHELTER FOOD MEDICINE THATS TODAY THEN SUBTRACT THE TIME THAT OTHERS ARE ABLE TO ACTUALY SUPPORT YOUR WASTED LIFE AND YOUR X SHOULD BE ABOUT 10 YEARS FROM THE MOMENT YOU GET LABLED BY GOVENMENT OFFICIALS

    April 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  9. Kfghuk Fdryjil

    HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN THE COMMUNISTS WHO OWN THE US AND ENSLAVE ALL OF ITS CITIZENS BY LITTLE MORE THAN HANDWAVING @ NIGHT IN A BAMBO PATCH

    April 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  10. Kfghuk Fdryjil

    YOU CAN SEE HOW AMERICA IS MORE AND MORE AND MORE LIKE N.KOREA & CHINA EVERYTHING CURRENTLY BEING LEGISLATED IS FOR THAT PURPOSE THE US COULD DO XYZ BUT THE US HATES ITSELF AND ITS CITIZENS @ THE END OF THE DAY THIS IS WHY REPUBLICANS WILL OWN THE NEXT WHITEHOUSE IF YOU ARE AFRIAD ITS BECAUSE YOU ARE VERY VERY AFRAID AND YOU ARE VERY VERY AFRAID BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE NOT ONLY ALLOWED TO SUCCED BUT YOU ARE GAURENTEED TO FAIL NOW THE COMANDER IN CHIEF WHO IS VERY VERY VERY AFRAID IS ATTACKING THE LEAST OF US WHO DID NOT SUPPORT HIM OR DID BELIVE THE LIES

    April 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  11. KimChi 4Me

    As the famous Korean shoe manufacturer Nike used to say,... "Just Do It!" We've needed a live test bed for tracking and destroying multiple missiles and this would be an ideal time. Their Kung-Fu is strong but our Kung-Fu is stronger!

    April 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  12. poop

    poop

    April 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  13. alex

    North Korean leader trying to get a fame by tough talking.....and he will not do anything against USA & SOUTH KOREA...and he can't do anything against these countries....He doesn't have a guts and he doesn't have a enough weapons to attack USA & S Korea..and he doesn't have any support from his friendly nations also....

    April 10, 2013 at 9:38 am | Reply
  14. Rocky Bruce

    North korea has planned all along to have a limited strike at South korea. This time though South Korea is ready to respond. This will be interesting.

    April 10, 2013 at 8:56 am | Reply
    • alex

      North korea is going to do nothing...then how come this will happen....north korean leader just create a panic allover the world by war of words...

      April 10, 2013 at 9:52 am | Reply

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