September 21, 2023

North Korea simulates ‘tactical nuclear attack’ in response to US-ROK drills

Launch of long-range strategic cruise missiles aimed at warning enemies of ‘real nuclear crisis,’ state media says

North Korea fired two long-range strategic cruise missiles on Saturday morning as part of a “tactical nuclear attack virtual launch exercise” in response to U.S.-South Korea military drills, state media announced.

A specialized Korean People’s Army unit conducted the launch from the Chongchon River toward the Yellow Sea (West Sea), the official newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported Sunday. The launch reportedly simulated a target distance of roughly 930 miles (1,500 km) over a timespan of over two hours.