Global Statistics

All countries
45,707,238
Confirmed
Updated on October 30, 2020 7:27 pm
All countries
32,660,499
Recovered
Updated on October 30, 2020 7:27 pm
All countries
1,190,831
Deaths
Updated on October 30, 2020 7:27 pm

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
45,707,238
Confirmed
Updated on October 30, 2020 7:27 pm
All countries
32,660,499
Recovered
Updated on October 30, 2020 7:27 pm
All countries
1,190,831
Deaths
Updated on October 30, 2020 7:27 pm

Support Corruption-Free

Supporting Corruption-Free isn’t a transaction for an online service. Our Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, independent coverage of Nigeria and the world continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

North Korea ICBM Could Carry Decoys To Confuse US Missile Defense System, Expert Says

American Witches Plans To Cause Trump Re-Election Failure

On Saturday, many little girls and even grown women around the country will dress up as witches for Halloween.

#EndSars Protests: A Fundamental Lesson In Governance – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies...

Don’t Have Guilty Conscience, Keep Focus – Dr @sam_adeyemi Tells #EndSars Protesters

Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos has encouraged the genuine #EndSars protesters never to give up or feel guilty of...

#EndSARS Protest: @jidesanwoolu Estimates N1trn To Reconstruct Infrastructures At The Expense Of Lost Lives

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says Nigeria's unity remains non-negotiable. The speaker made this...

#EndSars: Looting Sweeps Nigeria as Authorities Struggle With Unrest

Nigerian authorities struggled to halt looting across the country on Sunday as crowds defied curfew orders to ransack government warehouses in the...

The advanced intercontinental ballistic missile unveiled by North Korea last week is capable of reaching any major U.S. city — and may be able to disguise itself en route to its final destination.

The Hwasong-15 rocket could be equipped to carry decoys in a bid to evade U.S. missile interceptors such as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, Michael Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at International Institute for Strategic Studies, told Fox News.

“One of the unfortunate implication of the recent test, because it is so much larger in size, it also has the capacity to carry decoys that would further confuse our missile defense. It increases the probability that it could evade THAAD,” Elleman said. “Whether if North Korea has tested decoys or countermeasures [is unclear] — but it has throw-weight to carry simple decoys.”

The decoys could be as simple as Mylar balloons that could trick the system’s radars as the ICBM flies straight toward the U.S., Kingston Reif, from the Arms Control Association, told NPR.

The Hermit Kingdom released photos of the Hwasong-15, which it dubbed the “greatest ICBM,” a day after Wednesday’s stunning middle-of-the-night launch. Photos revealed the rocket was a significant improvement from its predecessor, the Hwasong-14, launched in July.

“The photographs from North Korea tells a number of things. First and foremost, it informs us that this wasn’t a modified version of the Hwasong-14. It’s a completely new missile,” Elleman said.

He added the photos revealed a new mechanism for steering the missile’s first stage, which could be a significant innovation.

“In short, it eliminates the amount of things that could go wrong,” Elleman said. “It assures greater reliability.”

Meanwhile, the missile’s size gives it twice the thrust capability and allows it to carry a payload — a warhead or any system strapped on a missile — weighing at least 2,204 pounds, according to Elleman.

“North Korea can certainly make a warhead small enough to fall [between 1,543 pounds and 2,204 pounds],” he said. “This missile has the capability to hit anywhere in the U.S. in principle.”

North Korea’s claim it now has the capability of placing a “super-large nuclear warhead” on an ICBM that’s capable of reaching American soil has reportedly prompted the U.S. to deploy THAAD anti-ballistic missile systems along the West Coast, Reuters reported Saturday, citing congressmen Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Adam Smith, D-Wash.

The Pentagon told Fox News in a Monday statement: “We have no additional information to provide.”

Though it appears Kim’s rocket scientists have made huge strides in the regime’s missile program, there are still likely more tests coming in the near future. Wednesday’s launch did not survive re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere — a feat North Korea is working to perfect, a U.S. official told Fox News.

As for when the next missile launch will take place, it could be weeks or months, Elleman said, depending on if Kim wants to instigate the U.S. or collect data.

“The fact that this was successful means that they can do a test on a normal trajectory sooner. They can do it in a matter of weeks or they can wait a certain amount of time…based on how much data they need,” Elleman said.

Source: FOXNews

Hot Topics

American Witches Plans To Cause Trump Re-Election Failure

On Saturday, many little girls and even grown women around the country will dress up as witches for Halloween.

#EndSars Protests: A Fundamental Lesson In Governance – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies...

Don’t Have Guilty Conscience, Keep Focus – Dr @sam_adeyemi Tells #EndSars Protesters

Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos has encouraged the genuine #EndSars protesters never to give up or feel guilty of...

Related Articles

American Witches Plans To Cause Trump Re-Election Failure

On Saturday, many little girls and even grown women around the country will dress up as witches for Halloween.

#EndSars Protests: A Fundamental Lesson In Governance – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies...

Don’t Have Guilty Conscience, Keep Focus – Dr @sam_adeyemi Tells #EndSars Protesters

Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos has encouraged the genuine #EndSars protesters never to give up or feel guilty of...