The Pentagon is worried sick after receiving one terrifying threat

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The United States military has never been weaker thanks to Biden. Our enemies are getting bolder because of it.

And The Pentagon is worried sick after receiving one terrifying threat.

North Korea claimed to have launched a spy satellite into space on Tuesday, prompting a condemnation from the White House and concern among US allies in the region.

According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, a Chollima-1 rocket launched from North Korea’s west coast “accurately” deployed the Malligyong-1 spy satellite into orbit.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is said to have seen the launch, which came after two unsuccessful efforts earlier this year.

Pyongyang justified the new action as part of its “legitimate” right to bolster “self-defense” and promised that more satellites will follow in “a short period of time.”

The White House issued a statement claiming that the US “strongly condemns” North Korea’s use of ballistic missile technology, which is in “blatant violation” of several UN Security Council resolutions.

The launch, according to National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson, “raises tensions” and “risks destabilizing the security situation in the region and beyond.”

South Korea’s military said it detected the launch from the Tongchang-ri area in the evening local time and that the missile went over waters west of the border island of Baengyeong, which happened hours before North Korea issued Japan a 10-day launch window as a safety warning, according to Yonhap.

According to The New York Times, South Korean authorities believe North Korea was able to make progress with the assistance of Russia following the technical challenges that plagued the last two launches this year.

Japan and South Korea had both urged North Korea to cancel the launch.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida warned North Korea against using ballistic missile technology in violation of United Nations resolutions, saying it would pose a “serious threat that affects the safety of our people.”

Indeed, following the launch on Tuesday, the Japanese government issued a J-Alert missile warning, advising Okinawans to seek shelter for a limited period of time, according to the Associated Press.

According to Bloomberg News, officials in South Korea’s capital of Seoul believe North Korea’s satellite would be rather basic, but it might assist foster “target lists” as North Korea continues to develop missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, South Korea plans to launch its first home-built satellite to aid in surveillance operations using one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets at the end of November, with others to follow.

President Joe Biden and his national security staff are “assessing the situation in close coordination with our allies and partners,” Watson said Tuesday.

The U.S. urges “all countries to condemn this launch and call on [North Korea] to come to the table for serious negotiations,” she continued.

Diplomacy is not dead, but Pyongyang must immediately stop being aggressive and instead choose engagement.

The US will take all necessary steps to preserve the security of the American homeland as well as the defense of our Republic of Korea and Japanese friends.”

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