Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today's excerpt from The Interceptors Club and the Secret of the Black Manta

On October 6, 2006 North Korea successfully tested their first nuclear weapon.

At first, the realization that North Korea had the bomb sent waves of panic through the halls of power in Washington, but the threat was largely dismissed because even if they had the bomb, the U.S. military assured the world that North Korea really didn’t have any way of delivering them.

The Pentagon acknowledged North Korea had developed missiles that could carry a nuke as far as Alaska, but they were not considered to be much of a threat because war planners had deployed a new system of anti-missile missiles capable of destroying anything North Korea launched.

It was for that reason why developing a stealth aircraft of their own, became such a high priority for Kim Joon Il.

Fortunately, acquiring stealth technology was even a more daunting technological challenge then building a nuclear bomb.

If North Korea could not, on their own, develop a successful stealth program, they would be forced to do the next best thing, try and steal it from the West.

With their own stealth bomber the threat they posed to the West would become magnified times ten.


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