September 28, 2022

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Dave Schmerler

Dave Schmerler is a Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey.  He holds a MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey.

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Revealed: North Korea’s likely new submariner training center
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Revealed: North Korea’s likely new submariner training center

Ongoing construction speaks to the DPRK's broader plans to expand its submarine fleet's capability

Revealed: North Korea’s likely new submariner training center
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler July 23, 2019
Revealed: North Korea’s under-development space environment test center
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Revealed: North Korea’s under-development space environment test center

Recent developments suggest the DPRK's space ambitions are becoming significantly less opaque

Revealed: North Korea’s under-development space environment test center
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler June 25, 2019
N. Korea’s big device reveal and sixth nuclear test: what the open source data reveals
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N. Korea’s big device reveal and sixth nuclear test: what the open source data reveals

Sunday's apparent success means more ICBM tests are in store

N. Korea’s big device reveal and sixth nuclear test: what the open source data reveals
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler September 5, 2017
Did North Korea test a fifth missile last week?
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Did North Korea test a fifth missile last week?

North Korea reported that it launched four missiles on March 6, but analysis suggests there may have been a fifth

Did North Korea test a fifth missile last week?
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler March 16, 2017
Blast-off: Identifying North Korea’s new ER Scud
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Blast-off: Identifying North Korea’s new ER Scud

Image analysis shows the DPRK appears to be making significant strides

Blast-off: Identifying North Korea’s new ER Scud
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler | Scott LaFoy October 18, 2016
What did we learn from North Korea’s latest KN-11 test?
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What did we learn from North Korea’s latest KN-11 test?

North Korean state-media footage shows new two stage system

What did we learn from North Korea’s latest KN-11 test?
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler September 5, 2016
Intentional lofting? North Korea’s June 22 Musudan tests
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Intentional lofting? North Korea’s June 22 Musudan tests

Image analysis of North Korea’s recent Musudan missile test

Intentional lofting? North Korea’s June 22 Musudan tests
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler July 14, 2016
North Korea’s solid punch?
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North Korea’s solid punch?

N.Korea has yet to use solid fuel on anything bigger than KN-02 – fortunately

North Korea’s solid punch?
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler April 5, 2016
N.Korea counters doubts with ‘miniaturized’ bomb photo

N.Korea counters doubts with ‘miniaturized’ bomb photo

Photos show Pyongyang is well-aware of skepticism regarding its ability to use nukes

N.Korea counters doubts with ‘miniaturized’ bomb photo
Dave Schmerler
Dave Schmerler March 10, 2016