Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Look At North Korea's Missile Arsenal

Washington Post: North Korea’s display of new missiles is worrying, analysts say

TOKYO — North Korea put on a huge military spectacle Saturday to celebrate its founder’s birthday, parading its series of new and technologically advanced missiles in front of Kim Jong Un, and in a defiant show of force in front of the world.

North Korea did not, however, carry out another nuclear test or ballistic missile launch, against widespread speculation that it would seek to celebrate Kim Il Sung’s 105th birthday with a bang.

April 15 is the most important day in the North Korean calendar, and Kim Jong Un has celebrated his grandfather’s birthday with great fanfare as a way to boost his own legitimacy as the successor to the communist dynasty.

North Korea presented two of its newest model missiles at the parade in Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday, including the submarine-launched ballistic type it successfully fired last year and the land-based version it launched last month.

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More News On North Korea's Missile Arsenal

North Korea Shows Off Long-Range Missiles in Military Parade -- New York Times
North Korea Parades New Prototype Long-Range Missiles amid Nuclear Tensions: Experts -- NBC
A look at the missiles North Korea displayed at parade -- ABC News/AP
North Korea displays apparently new missiles as U.S. carrier group approaches -- Reuters
North Korea Displays New ICBM, Other Missiles -- VOA
North Korea Rolls Out Missiles During Founder's Birthday Celebrations -- NPR
North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade -- ABC News/AP
North Korea surprises with display of new missiles -- CNN
North Korea puts its long-range missiles on parade in massive military show -- L.A. Times
Kim Jong Un Shows Off North Korea Missiles as World on Edge -- Bloomberg
North Korea Rolls Out Alarming New Missile Tech In Massive Military Parade -- Ryan Pickrell, National Interest
Everything we know about the new missiles North Korea paraded in front of the world -- Zachary M. Seward, Quartz

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