Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade
Comparison to past processions reveals stronger emphasis on long-range missiles but almost nothing new
No less than 17 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) drove through Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang during Wednesday’s military parade, in a menacing assertion of North Korea’s ability to carry out a nuclear strike against nearly any target on Earth.
But despite the unprecedented show of military might, the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army were also notable for another reason: The parade displayed only one new weapon — an apparent solid-fuel ICBM — far fewer than most other large-scale parades in recent years.
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