North Korea launches unsuccessful missile attempt

North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure.

The statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sunday said it wasn’t clear what kind of missile was involved. The US military said it detected and tracked a missile launched at 5.51am local time near Sinpo. Pacific Command said it blew up almost immediately. The type of missile used is still being assessed.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That Titian I explosion at 5:10 was great.
    Maybe there are better ones later on…

    • Brett_McS

      The Post-Soviet (I believe all the Soviet rockets were successful) Proton M debacle at 28:25 is excellent, and an illustration of why you should stand well back after lighting the blue touch paper.

  • Brett_McS

    It’s not exactly rocket science. Oh, yes it is.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Rumor has it that the Pentagon’s cyber warfare division knows a few things on the workings of North Korean missiles.

    • BillyHW

      I suspect they’ve been sabotaged by some actor.

    • Team America!

      • J. C.

        F*CK YEAH!!!


  • canminuteman

    Trump should publish a tweet mocking Fat Kim about his failure.

  • Hard Little Machine

    At this point the Iranians are slightly better at this. The DPRK appears to be attempting leap over short and intermediate range ballistic missiles and going straight to heavy ICBMs. Because if you want to threaten Japan or the RoK you only have to fire a missile a few hundred miles not thousands.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Kim’s Dong seems to have suffered from premature explodidation.

  • Minicapt

    “The type of missile used …” is really quite simple. It was a ‘blow-up missile’.