Observations on Asia from the banks of the Potomac
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The Norks Show Theirs
The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) has obtained commercial satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe taken at approximately 11:00 AM local time on March 29, 2009 of the Musudan-ri missile site in North Korea. The missile is clearly visible in this image. It is also casting a shadow that is clearly differentiated from the missile launch gantry. According to news reports, the missile was installed on or after Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Since the missile is so easily seen in this image versus in imagery over the past several days since March 24 , it is likely that North Korea was previously shrouding the missile.
So says ISIS. I really don't know. These things are always less impressive than the promise.