US warships to monitor North Korean satellite rocket launchSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 22:15
US warships to monitor North Korean satellite rocket launch
Published: 07 December, 2012, 13:00
US warships are heading towards North Korea to get the “best situational awareness” prior to a controversial planned rocket launch. The communist state hopes to launch a satellite into orbit, allegedly using technology banned by the UN.
Washington is keeping tabs on North Korea’s proposed rocket launch this month by sending warships equipped with advanced radar and other ballistic missile defense systems to the region.
The US military will be watching the planned launch “very closely,” Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III said. Locklear added that any launch of long-range missiles would violate United Nations Security Council resolutions.