October 20, 2021

North Korea may test improved ICBM design ‘in near future’: US Air Force General

Threat of a test has increased following Kim Jong Un remarks about moratoria and reveal of new ICBM design

North Korea may begin testing an "improved" intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) design in the "near future," U.S. Air Force General Glen VanHerck said on Tuesday, citing new capabilities revealed at a military parade last October.

His warning, issued in a written statement provided to the Senate Armed Services Committee, comes amid U.S. intelligence the same day about the possibility of North Korea preparing to conduct its first weapons test since President Joe Biden took office.