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North Korea: Development of Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Continues

Joseph S. Burmudez, Jr.

Commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is continuing the development of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) at the Sinpo South Shipyard, including planning for a test of the vertical launch tube intended to fire the weapon. These developments may […]

Not Much Below the Surface? North Korea’s Nuclear Program and the New SLBM

Robert Schmucker, Markus Schiller and J. James Kim

In May 2015, only a month after key figures in the U.S. military publicly acknowledged the possibility that North Korea has perfected the miniaturization of a nuclear warhead for long-range delivery, the secretive country seems to have confirmed these claims […]

Satellites, Warheads, and Rockets: Is North Korea’s Space Program Really About Missile Development?

John Schilling

Observers tend to assume North Korea’s satellite launch vehicles are ICBMs in disguise. The truth is more complicated.   This article was first published by 38 North, a blog of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS. It is republished […]