Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022
After third hypersonic test, North Korea is on pace for a busy year and might even launch its first ICBM since 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back at it, personally guiding the country’s missiles into the air. On Wednesday morning, state media reported that Kim attended the Jan. 11 test of a “hypersonic missile” — the first time he’s showed up at a missile test in nearly two years.
The missile appears to be the same as the maneuverable reentry vehicle (MARV) capable missile tested for the first time last week and first seen at the Oct. 2021 “Self-Defense” Expo.
Kim’s return underscores the importance of this particular missile program. The two rapid tests
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