How two Koreas’ embrace of missile capabilities has amplified conflict risks
Lowering likelihood of North Korean nuclear use has emerged as primary task in near term, eclipsing denuclearization
The last few years have made it clear that, in any conflict on the Korean Peninsula, missile capabilities will play a prominent role.
North Korea has fired record numbers of projectiles, including at least 23 in a single day, while it has expanded its arsenal of diverse ballistic and cruise missiles for conventional and nuclear attack.
Meanwhile, South Korea continues to hone and expand its own nonnuclear missile capabilities as a cornerstone of its defense policies, with the Yoon administration embracing preemptive strikes as an option against pending attacks.
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- 02Eyes above: How a new ROK satellite will help monitor North Korea’s every move
- 03Timeline: From North Korea’s satellite launch to scrapping 2018 military deal
- 04North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before
- 05State media review: North Korea faults ‘puppets’ for collapse of military deal
- 06In orbit: Everything we know about North Korea’s new spy satellite so far
- 07Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector
- 08Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme