Today's the day: NoKo's probable missile launch

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Kim Jong-Un woke up this morning and decided that since his "surprise" missile test launch wasn't much of a surprise anymore, that he cancels it and issues more bellicose rhetoric. Or, he may go ahead with it, enjoying the prospect of seeing the entire region on edge. New York Times: Although North Korea has tested many of its short-range Scud and medium-range Rodong missiles, it has never flight-tested the longer-range Musudan, believed to have a range of around 2,175 miles. A successful test of the missile would demonstrate the North's potential to hit not only South Korea but also all of Japan and targets as far away as the American military bases on the Pacific island of Guam. "Based on intelligence we and the Americans have collected, it's highly likely that North Korea will launch a missile," Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se of South Korea told a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday, adding that such a test would violate United Nations...(Read Full Post)