Analysis: N. Korean tactical guided missile tests
Increasing missile capability a strategic asset and deterrent to undermine enemy advantage
This analysis was revised and updated July 17, 2014.
North Korea conducted test launches of three short range rockets on June 26 and two more on July 2. The country also touted the first launch as a success in state media on June 27. The test firings – which took place at the Hodo Peninsula near Wonsan on the country’s east coast – were what appears to be some type of new or improved tactical guided missile system.
The two launches – in which the projectiles went as far as 190 km and 180 km, respectively – were likely technical tests and assessments of the
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