By parading more missiles, North Korea flaunts ability to saturate US defenses
Quantity of ICBMs renders interception highly unfeasible and pushes US to accept relationship of mutual deterrence
North Korea carried out yet another major military parade on Wednesday, this time to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army (KPA).
The nighttime event culminated in the appearance of tactical nuclear weapons units and, more significantly, 16 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers — the most ever seen at a military parade in the DPRK. Five of these 16 ICBMs appeared to be a new solid-propellant missile.
The parade underscores the growing qualitative and quantitative shifts to North Korea’s arsenal of strategic missiles capable of holding the U.S. homeland at
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