February 11, 2009

THE SWEET SMELL OF COWBOY DIPLOMACY:

U.S. Warns It May Shoot Down N.Korean Missile (Chosun Ilbo, 2/11/09)

The U.S. state and defense secretaries on Tuesday warned North Korea against a missile test for which the Stalinist country seems to be preparing. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters if North Korea is preparing to test-fire a ballistic missile with the continental United States considered a potential target, then the U.S. could shoot it down. But Gates added, "Since the first time that they launched the missile (in 2006) it flew for a few minutes before crashing, the range of the Taepodong-2 remains to be seen. So far, it's very short."

No one flies Aeroflot.

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