October 02, 2022

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Scott LaFoy

Scott LaFoy is a researcher focusing in satellite imagery in Washington, D.C. He is co-editor with Yong Kwon at the Rice & Iron Blog (http://nkfood.wordpress.com/), focusing his research in energy security and military/political affairs on the Korean Peninsula, with an emphasis on primary and declassified intelligence documentation and satellite imagery.

More articles by 'Scott LaFoy'

Show and TEL: North Korea’s upgraded missile launch vehicle
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Show and TEL: North Korea’s upgraded missile launch vehicle

It remains unclear if the DPRK is capable of full indigenous production of WS51200-equivalent chassis

Show and TEL: North Korea’s upgraded missile launch vehicle
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy November 30, 2017
Could the U.S. shoot down a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile?
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Could the U.S. shoot down a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile?

Despite Trump's claims, Washington has a very limited toolset

Could the U.S. shoot down a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile?
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy October 19, 2017
The Hwasong-12: what the tests have achieved so far
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The Hwasong-12: what the tests have achieved so far

The missile is moving from an artificial testing environment to an operational one

The Hwasong-12: what the tests have achieved so far
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy September 18, 2017
The Hwasong-12: What do we know so far?
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The Hwasong-12: What do we know so far?

Sunday's missile test by North Korea represented a significant step forward for the country's missile program

The Hwasong-12: What do we know so far?
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy May 15, 2017
How close is North Korea to testing an ICBM?
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How close is North Korea to testing an ICBM?

Compared to other countries that have done the same thing, North Korea seems a long way off

How close is North Korea to testing an ICBM?
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy April 21, 2017
North Korea maintaining assets at Kaesong Industrial Complex, satellite imagery shows
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North Korea maintaining assets at Kaesong Industrial Complex, satellite imagery shows

DPRK officials are keeping vehicles in good condition, may be preparing for complex reopening

North Korea maintaining assets at Kaesong Industrial Complex, satellite imagery shows
JH Ahn
JH Ahn | Scott LaFoy February 9, 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
A bridge too far: the state of DPRK-PRC border trading
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A bridge too far: the state of DPRK-PRC border trading

Critical to DPRK-China trade, numerous bridge projects are in the works

A bridge too far: the state of DPRK-PRC border trading
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy September 14, 2016
Tracking the damage: assessing North Korea’s flooding situation
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Tracking the damage: assessing North Korea’s flooding situation

Satellite analysis reveals significant damage to infrastructure

Tracking the damage: assessing North Korea’s flooding situation
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy September 9, 2016
South Korean SLBMs: Stabilizing second strike or destabilizing counterforce?
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South Korean SLBMs: Stabilizing second strike or destabilizing counterforce?

Unclear if benefits of second strike capability outweigh risks of additional arms racing with North Korea

South Korean SLBMs: Stabilizing second strike or destabilizing counterforce?
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy June 16, 2016