A natural-sciences professor at an East Coast university sent me this note just now:
>>Take a close look at the North Korea war room photos. The maps showing the ballistic missile trajectories use a flat earth projection- straight in over the Pacific Ocean. I haven't seen comment on this.<<Indeed! Here is what the actual path for a missile going from Pyongyang (or thereabouts) to Austin would look like, courtesy of the wonderful Great Circle Mapper site. "FNJ" is the code for the airport in Pyongyang -- there is one.
And the path from Pyongyang to downtown Washington is so different from a straight-line trans-Pacific route that Great Circle Mapper has to show it from a polar perspective:
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