Missile launch successful
North Korea’s state-run news agency has revealed details of Monday’s launch of four missiles. It says leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test. And his army unit was commissioned to target U.S. forces in Japan.
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast. The launch came days after it threatened retaliation over joint military drills between South Korea and the U.S. Three of four missiles apparently fell into waters in Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Japanese government officials say it’s highly likely they were powered by solid fuel, making them harder to detect.
In response to the launch and the North’s ongoing threats, the U.S. Pacific Command says it has begun deploying parts of an advanced missile defense system to South Korea. Plans to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as THAAD, have been in the works since last year.
American Admiral Harry Harris was quoted as saying that the deployment decision is confirmed by what he called Pyongyang’s continued provocative actions. The new system consists of advanced radar and interceptor missiles, which would be launched to destroy a target at high altitude. Yonhap News Agency says two launchers and other components arrived on Monday night.
Man wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years holds AMA on Reddit
Eric Glisson who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of a taxi driver in 1995 and spent 18 years in prison held a session on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything. Eric explained how life in prison is not like the movies and how he managed to clear his name from inside his cell by writing letters to various law enforcement agencies and finding the real killers. He said that he holds no anger to the people who put him away but feels no money can compensate not being able to see his daughter for his entire youth.
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*you name it=思いつく限りあらゆるもの何でも