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In what was being perceived as the next instigation in the peninsula after the American deployment of CGS Carl Vinson in the area, the test which was being watched by analyst all over the world, ultimately failed.
The missile test was seen as the North Korea’s power move response to all the “American” events happening during the last week, from the deployment of CGS, tomahawk strike in Syria, to the MOAB strike in Afghanistan, was not successful.
The Missile which was launched from near the submarine base at Sinpo off the country’s eastern coast. The priming of the equipment was noted by analysts around the globe, but the missile failed according to the American and South Korean military officials.
Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for the United States Pacific Command, said the military had “detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 11:21 a.m. Hawaii time April 15.”
Saturday was the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the country’s founder, Kim Jong-un’s grandfather and the man the younger Mr. Kim tries to emulate, in looks and action. Kim Il-sung’s birthday, called the Day of the Sun, is the North’s most important holiday and a key moment for scoring propaganda points.
One of the hardware displayed in the parade was KN08, believed to be North Korea’s first attempt at an ICBM. Although it is still not cleared which missile was fired during the test.
The test could have fallen to sabotage too or maybe just plain old bad luck, which is it we may never know.