October 20, 2021

US Commander doubtful on North Korean ability to use recently paraded weapons

“Projecting a capability in a parade, while an effective communication strategy, does not necessarily equal the ability"

Some weapons recently revealed in a North Korean military parade appear to lack working delivery systems, the Commander of U.S. Forces Korea wrote on Wednesday, raising questions about their immediate utility.

North Korea rolled out a submarine-launched ballistic missile that it dubbed “the world’s strongest weapon” at a military parade in January, but a written statement to the U.S. House Armed Services Committee by General Robert Abrams raised doubts about that claim.