North Korea’s July 25 test: new insights into the KN-23
Evidence suggests a greater role for the new missile than simply that of a conventional weapons delivery platform
On July 26, North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released a news article and a series of images reporting on leader Kim Jong Un’s guidance of the launch of two ballistic missiles a day earlier.
The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Security Office had earlier confirmed that two “new-type short-range ballistic missiles” were launched at 0534 and 0557 local time on the 25th.
Despite some confusion about the initial reported ranges of the two missiles, as of Friday, the South Korean assessment was that the missiles each flew to around 600 kilometers. Critically
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