By Fox News. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un ordered his engineers on Tuesday to launch the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile with “courage” a day ahead of the flight test where it demonstrated its reach deep into the U.S. mainland.
State television on Wednesday broadcast a photo of Kim’s signed order where he wrote: “Test launch is approved. Taking place at the daybreak of Nov. 29! Fire with courage for the party and country!”
North Korea’s state television said that the nuclear-capable intercontinental-ballistic missile that was launched earlier is “significantly more” powerful than the previous weapon and puts the entire United States in its crosshairs.
The report called the weapon a Hwasong 15. The launch was detected after it was fired early Wednesday morning from a site near Pyongyang.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, which first reported the launch, said the missile launch happened around 3 a.m. local time in North Korea. South Korea fired pinpoint missiles into nearby waters to make sure North Korea understands it can be “taken under fire” by the South, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. (Read more from “North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Ordered Missile Launch, Saying, ‘Fire With Courage'” HERE)
Hawaii to Sound Warning Sirens Amid Nuclear Threats From North Korea
By Nicole Darrah. Hawaii will resume sirens this week that will warn of a nuclear attack as tensions with North Korea continue to rise.
The air-raid sirens will begin Dec. 1, and will continue each month as part of a “newly-activated Attack Warning Tone, intended to warn Hawaii residents of an impending nuclear missile attack,” the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said in a press release Monday.
The warning tone will sound for 50 seconds across the Hawaiian Islands, followed by a pause before an additional 50 seconds of the attack warning tone, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. It will continue on the first business day of each month.
Residents, should they hear the blaring alarm, are urged to “get inside, stay inside and stay tuned.” (Read more from “Hawaii to Sound Warning Sirens Amid Nuclear Threats From North Korea” HERE)