North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test: statement from North American General

The North Forty news normally would have let these types of updates be covered by the international media.  We know you have many choices this day in age.  But we thought it important to send out a statement sent to us by NORAD today (Colorado Springs).  We are sharing the statement in its entirety.  It is unedited.


General Lori Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace
Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, provides the following
statement in light of Friday’s North Korean ICBM Launch:

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North Korea’s launch on Friday of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile was detected, closely tracked, and determined not to be a danger to North America.

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However, this provocative launch served as yet another reminder of North Korea’s continued threat to the United States and our allies with their missile program. As the Commander responsible for defending the homeland, I want to assure our citizens that USNORTHCOM remains unwavering in our confidence that we can fully defend the United States against this ballistic missile threat. At NORAD and USNORTHCOM, we stand this watch each and every day.

NORAD and USNORTHCOM, U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Pacific Command remain vigilant in the face of these continued North Korean provocations. We are fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain the security of their region and our great Nation.