Remarkable achievements: North Korean missile programs are far from bluff
Within less than one year, the North Koreans have advertised the testing of almost every kind of advanced rocketry
Since the change of leadership in North Korea in 2011 there has been a noticeable change in the DPRK’s disclosure policy concerning missile programs, from the zealous opacity of the late Kim Jong Il to the almost exuberant transparency of Kim Jong Un.
Under the younger Kim, the public is inundated with the sights and sounds of North Korea’s missile tests, where the portly visage of the younger leader – beaming to the camera and surrounded by his engineers and generals – is constantly featured front and center.
In the last 10 months alone, we have seen
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