February 26, 2024
Analysis

North Korea’s forgotten missile stockpile is old, but far from obsolete

Experts say DPRK has amassed hundreds of archaic missiles that could still play a role in future inter-Korean conflict

North Korea's burgeoning new missile technologies have been the center of international focus in recent years, as the DPRK has conducted an unprecedented number of weapons tests and revealed new capabilities to strike targets ranging from South Korea to the continental U.S.

But Pyongyang also retains a cache of hundreds of older missiles, and experts say even these “ancient” weapons could play a role in any future conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

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