October 19, 2019
First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat
First submerged test of SLBM reveals sophisticated capabilities, advances in layered nuclear deterrence
The submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test performed from the DPRK's east coast is a perfect example of how well North Korea can hide its advanced weapons programs if it really wants to. The land-based test stand used for testing the missile was built through 2013, the submarine from which the missile was launched popped up on satellite imagery in late 2014 and subsequent testing from