[ RadSafe ] News Items
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Wed Jan 30 12:57:28 CST 2013
Hope you all are well. The following few items are from Google News,
the Evening TV News
(USA). etc. over the past few weeks.
Within the last few weeks, the US government tested a missile defense
system, with a missile
launched via Vandenberg Air Force Base. Apparently the intercept test was
The North Koreans are threatening a Nuclear Weapons test. A while
ago, they also tested an ICBM
type of rocket, apparently to launch a satellite into orbit. According to
US News etc. sources, the
launch was fairly successful, but I heard the satellite deployment was not
quite successful. They right
now are probably working to improve their launch vehicle, guidance systems,
Kalman Filters etc.
Count on it.
What's next??? Hopefully peaceful negotiations are going on with all
Nations involved. I suspect, on the
low estimate end, that North Korea has one to five nuclear warheads
available for launching via an
ICBM-type rocket. I suspect they have multiple such Missiles available.
If I lived in Alaska,
Hawaii, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Salt Lake
City, etc. or on a west
coast military base, I'd be a bit worried right now. I have no idea what
the North Korean's Missile launch
range is. 1000 miles???, 2000 miles??? and so on. I hope the USA defense
missiles are ready to
intercept an incoming ICBM. I believe a pre-emptive air-strike on the
Korean launch facility would be a
Of course, the USA would be able to counter-fire with ICBM's, and
Cruise Missiles and Guided
Rockets from Submarines and various floating Navy Ships. 10 to 100 such
(with nuclear weapons aboard) could well level most North Korean cities.
The North Korean
leadership should take note of this. This is not a kinder and gentler
I wonder what time it is right now on the Clock of the Bulletin of
On a related note, there are rumors on Google News of an attempt by
somebody to destroy one of
Iran's Underground Nuclear Enrichment facilities. I don't know what the
Hope your work week is going well.
Regards, Joe Preisig
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