Choson Sinbo column reiterates importance of SLBMs, “nuclear deterrent”
An article in an influential pro-DPRK organ hailed the "success" of an October launch, hinted at further tests to come
The website of the Tokyo-based Choson Sinbo on November 27 posted a “Meari” column by “Jong,” entitled, “Another Nuclear Deterrent.” It brings up the “success” of North Korea’s Pukguksong-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) launch in October, and says the country needs to “continually strengthen the nuclear deterrent” to ensure the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula.
Below are a) a context note on, and b) the full-text translation of, this column.
Context noteSignificantly, this column brings up Pukguksong-3 nearly two months after the SLBM launch, and “nuclear deterrent,” a term that North
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