July 5, 2006

Rocket Science

So North Korea is getting into the 4th of July Spirit by firing off some bottle rockets. Most of what they launched were short-ranged missiles which landed in the Sea of Japan. Their one attempt at firing an intercontinental-ranged missile failed badly. Turns out rocket science really is hard.

But it works out nicely. The United States has built a ballistic missile defense system that doesn't work in order to stop a North Korean missile that doesn't work. Nice.

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