North Korean Mobile Missile Launchers Seen as Bigger Threat Than Nukes

Voice of America

SEOUL—Analysts who closely watch developments in North Korea say Pyongyang has made strides in missile launch systems that could deliver a nuclear warhead to targets as far away as the United States. The North’s development of miniaturized nuclear devices and […]

North Korea: Test Stand for Vertical Launch of Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles Spotted

Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr.

Summary Recent press reports have raised the possibility that North Korea is developing the capability to launch ballistic missiles from submarines.[1] A review of commercial satellite imagery since 2010 covering submarine bases and submarine shipyards has identified a new test […]

For U.S. and South Korea, Missile Defense Looms as Next Big Challenge

Richard Weitz

The first so-called 2+2 meeting of the U.S. and South Korean foreign and defense ministers since Park Geun-hye became South Korea’s president took place last week in Washington. At the meeting, the two sides reaffirmed their global partnership and also […]

China envoy expects U.S. missile-defense system to stir ire of N. Korea

Yonhap News Agency

BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) — A move by the United States to deploy its advanced missile-defense system in South Korea is likely to irritate North Korea and could jeopardize diplomatic efforts to resume long-stalled six-nation talks on the North’s nuclear […]