As North Korean missiles soar, the skies around peninsula grow more dangerous
Frequency and diversity of launches put more aircraft at risk, increasing likelihood of disruptions and even catastrophe
After a record year of missile testing in 2022, North Korea has picked up right where it left off, launching 26 projectiles across 12 missile launch events in a few short months.
But while experts have understandably keyed in on the military implications of these tests and the messages that Pyongyang seeks to send, another complication of the DPRK’s launches risks flying under the radar — the serious danger that such missiles pose to civilian aircraft.
Hundreds of planes transit skies over and around the peninsula every day, and given North Korea’s geographic position, nearly any missile
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