Simulated cruise missile strike shows off North Korea’s tactical nuke playbook
While unclear if missiles are fully nuclear capable, DPRK has left little doubt it could use smaller nukes in conflict
North Korea carried out yet another missile-related drill over the weekend — this time with strategic cruise missiles.
This was an exercise, not a test: The DPRK’s cruise missiles are in operational use, and North Korea can be expected to launch them more often like its short-range KN-23 and KN-24 ballistic missiles.
Significantly, state media stated that the objective of the drills was to simulate a “tactical nuclear strike” on South Korea.
This is not North Korea’s first time doing this, but it is still a worrying development. Combined with other recent
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