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Just after midnight on Wednesday … the U.S. Air Force test-fired one of the fiercest weapons in its arsenal — the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.
Traveling over 4,000 miles before landing harmlessly in the South Pacific, the missile sent a strong message to North Korea — even though that was never the USAF’s intention.
[T]he test had long been scheduled to occur early Wednesday morning, and the timing amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula is merely coincidental. [story]
The very existence of ICBMs are, by definition, a “strong message.”
And, no, we don’t want Kim, the Iranians, or any other crackpots to have these.
Like all deadly weapons, they require adult supervision (not the criminal, stupid, unsober, incompetent, irresponsible, sociopathic, psychotic, irrational, messianic, delusional, or martyrdomaniacal, etc.).