NEXT: Is North Korea Set To Test Fire Missiles Capable Of Reaching U.S.?

Russian media is reporting North Korea is planning to test fire a missile capable of reach America’s west coast. 

Zerohedge reports:

Russian news agency Sputnik reports, that according to a Russian lawmaker, who has just returned from North Korea, Pyongyang is ready to test a missile capable of reaching the US western coast.

As Sputnik adds, “Pyongyang is planning to test-fire a missile that is capable of reaching the western coast of the US, Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs told RIA Novosoti.

“They [North Korea] are preparing to launch a new high range missile. They even gave us calculations, showing that the missile was capable of reachen the western coast of the US,” Morozov said.

The news comes amind reports the United States may be preparing alternative military options for dealing with North Korea.

Secretary Mattis hinted at kinetic technology on Tuesday while discussing the North Korea problem.

Boeing has been working on electromagnetic pulse attack technology for several years.

Business Insider reported:

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday.

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When asked whether there was “any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk,” Mattis responded, “Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.”

Previously, Mattis said a war with North Korea would “involve the massive shelling of an ally’s capital, which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth,” referring to Seoul…

…So what does Mattis have in mind? He wouldn’t say, but he did let slip one interesting comment.

“Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul,” a reporter said later. “Are we talking kinetic options as well?”

“Yes, I don’t want to go into that,” Mattis said, agreeing that his closely held military option involved kinetic action, a euphemism to describe lethal military force.

In 2015 Boeing announced development of a electromagnetic pulse weapon capable of targeting and destroying electrical systems without the collateral damage often associated with traditional firepower.

Theoretically, the new missile system would pinpoint buildings and knock out their electrical grids, plunging the target into darkness and general disconnectedness.

The electromagnetic pulse weapon can destroy electronic systems in a specific location.

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