Trump Has No Comment On If US Launched Electronic Warfare Attack Against North Korean Missile Test

Did media really think President Trump would confirm or deny if the military launched an electronic warfare attack against North Korea?:

President Trump is refusing to say whether the U.S. sabotaged North Korea’s launch of ballistic missile that blew up shortly after liftoff Sunday morning.

“I don’t want to comment on it,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt at Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll.

Last month, the New York Times reported that during President Barack Obama’s last three years in office, he quietly ordered a surge in strikes against the missile launches — including the use of “electronic warfare” techniques to combat them. It’s unclear whether such a counterattack was used to sabotage Sunday’s launch.

“The approach taken in targeting the North Korean missiles has distinct echoes of the American- and Israeli-led sabotage of Iran’s nuclear program, the most sophisticated known use of a cyberweapon meant to cripple a nuclear threat,” the Times’ David Sanger and William Broad wrote in early March.

During his “Fox & Friends” interview, Trump would also not comment on what the U.S. response would be if North Korea attempted to launch another missile.

“We’ll find out,” the president said.  [Yahoo News]

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I am a US military veteran that has served all over the world to include in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. I have been blogging about Korea, Northeast Asia, and the US military for over 10 years.

10 Comments

  1. “We’ll find out,”
    Think that is the best response I’ve ever heard a president say on the subject.

  2. Nothing will happen, despite media attention. It will be status quo as usual.

  3. One of the considerations with deciding to use a Zero Day attack: an attack that exploits a vulnerability no one knew existed, is if the enemy discovers what happened they’ll find the vulnerability and patch it.

    Do you want to waste your possible one shot with a valuable technique on a trivial, low-level test target?

  4. I’m not saying it was sharks with freakin’ lasers on their heads, but I’m not saying it wasn’t. wink

    Not sure what OS the NorKs use for their missile programs, but Red Star is a port of Linux. Linux itself doesn’t have too many exploits, and it does have a large community that constantly looks for them to patch them. But the North Korean phone is using a modified Android OS. I’m quite sure that we have Zero Day exploits there. At least Edward Snowden thinks we have a stack of handy exploits…

    The North seems to be willing to follow the Battlestar Galactica technique. Use deliberately primitive equipment so that the more advanced Cylons can’t “hack” them. I can’t say that it’s a bad technique.

    Back in my day, we used iron sights…

  5. “Nothing will happen, despite media attention. It will be status quo as usual.”

    …said the man who never read Trump’s books.

  6. NK has never abided to the rules set down in the cease fire it was sign 27 July 1953 .I enter Korea on morning of 6 July 1950 Left 20 August 1951

  7. Welcome back, James. Haven’t seen you comment here in a while. How have you been?

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