Didn’t Biden say Obama would be tested within months of taking office?
The State Department says that North Korea has launched a rocket, following through on its promise of a launch despite international criticism.
State Department spokesman Fred Lash confirmed the launch, saying it occurred at 10:30 p.m. EDT Saturday.
“We look on this as a provocative act,” said Lash.
North Korea had informed international authorities that it planned to launch a rocket sometime between Saturday and Wednesday in order to put a satellite into orbit.
But the U.S., South Korea, Japan and others suspect it is a cover for testing a long-range missile for the North, which has nuclear weapons. Leaders from those countries had warned Pyongyang not to proceed with the planned rocket launch.
They fear such a test could be a first step toward putting a nuclear warhead on a missile capable of reaching Alaska and beyond.
Let’s hope he passes this test.
Given Obama’s manifest belief that the US (the country he leads) needs to be taken down a few pegs, I suspect that his idea of passing the test is going to be different from our idea of passing the test.