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2017-07-08 China-Japan-Koreas
Detail from North Korea's missile launch suggests MIRVs
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Posted by gorb 2017-07-08 02:27|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [650 views ]  Top
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#1 ...For a lot of reasons, No.

*Decoys are very highly overrated.
*We shoot at the missile, not the warheads.
*It took decades to figure out MIRVs, and the testing to get it right is long, detailed, and slow. And, BTW, really really obvious.

In summary: No MIRVs, at least not yet.

Mike

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2017-07-08 06:53||   2017-07-08 06:53|| Front Page Top

#2 Good chance their missiles would have multiple re-entry vehicles after they get whacked by our countermeasures. Or even after they break up on their own.
Posted by Glenmore 2017-07-08 09:12||   2017-07-08 09:12|| Front Page Top

#3 there is "no indication" that North Korea has developed technology to miniaturize warheads

Assumption of mini-nukes.
Bio-canisters are easier.
Posted by Skidmark 2017-07-08 09:58||   2017-07-08 09:58|| Front Page Top

#4 Assumption of mini-nukes.
Bio-canisters are easier.
Posted by: Skidmark 2017-07-08 09:58


Very good point, sir. Back in the day, I knew a surprising number of analysts (in and out of uniform) who firmly believed that a good number of Soviet missiles had nerve gas or bio warheads.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2017-07-08 12:04||   2017-07-08 12:04|| Front Page Top

#5 Today's Daily Mail:
Can North Korean missile carry SEVERAL nukes? Analysts spot ominous cone-like tip on new long-range missile that could avoid US interceptor and launch multiple warheads

"An expert on nuclear-tipped missiles told Business Insider that that the 'shroud' seen on the missile is usually indicative of 'multiple reentry vehicles or added countermeasures.'"

Posted by Anomalous Sources 2017-07-08 22:27||   2017-07-08 22:27|| Front Page Top

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