North Korea raises at least one missile into firing position
A Musudan missile on display at a military parade in North Korea in April 2012. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
April 11th, 2013
08:45 AM ET

North Korea raises at least one missile into firing position

From CNN's Barbara Starr

North Korea raised at least one Musudan missile into its upright firing position Wednesday, raising concerns that a launch was imminent, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday. It's not known by the U.S. why the regime did not fire the missile. The official cautioned that the raising of the missile could have been just a trial run to ensure the equipment worked or an effort to "mess" with the United States and its allies, who are watching for a launch at any time. The official declined to specify what type of intelligence led the United States to conclude the missile was in a firing position.

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  1. NYC Fitness Event

    North Korea has that whole region on edge. Just imagine when they actually have the capability to reach us. It’s a matter of time
    before they shake the whole world.

    January 31, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Reply
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    April 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  3. Thomas

    "North Korea lowered a missile back down into its launcher..."
    Well, they may not have mastered ballistics technology, but they sure as hell have hydraulics
    down.

    April 12, 2013 at 5:11 am | Reply
  4. Litivious

    lol....he is a chubby little boy! :D

    April 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Reply
    • George W.

      I have a chubby.

      April 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  5. Pete

    And just remember also after a republican said publicly that N Korea possibly have a missile with the capabilities of hitting targets within America..Another war just what republicans have been wishing for haven't they!!

    April 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  6. Pete

    Well they raised it and now can they afford the rocket fuel for the trip out to sea,just wondering that's all...

    April 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Jason T

      Pete: Nice... make their actions into a political jab. We gave them nuclear technology through appeasement hopes. Mistake, wouldn't you say?

      April 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Reply
      • Pete

        @JasonT,trust me America never gave any communist country as N Korea is any technology to appease them..I hope its not your delushional dreaming taking over because thats a stupid assumption I think!!If its American technology than its probibly stolen like most of their supposid technological advancements through spys ,plain and simple,espionage..

        April 12, 2013 at 11:38 am |
  7. bigb0ngz

    whats funny is you an even see they brought in fresh sod for the picture.. half of its prob photoshopped.. who gives a crap what that fat kid does..

    April 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  8. Iwasaki

    Fallout 3! better get to the vault!

    April 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Reply
  9. 1371usmc

    They raised it and did nothing. Shows he is a punk end of story. Nothing to see here people move on......

    April 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  10. James

    The scary part is I don't believe North Korea is doing this on their own, They probably had Iran, Russia, and China in talks about doing such an act and that if Kim had the guts that they would back him up. I find it hard to believe that this is all on his own.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Reply
  11. daniel keshi

    I think da North~Korea is close on a suicide mission.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Reply

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