September 21, 2023

The ROK-U.S. missile test: What we learned about S. Korea’s capabilities

Taking place less than 24 hours after the DPRK's ICBM test, Seoul is improving its response time

Tuesday saw North Korea test-launch what it described as an “ICBM” into the East Sea (Sea of Japan). Less than 24 hours later, South Korea fired a number of ballistic missiles into the East Sea in retaliation.

Much of the world is now busy analyzing the North’s ICBM, but many are ignoring an equally important question: how the ROK-U.S. could have managed to conduct a response launch in such a short space of time.