Timeline: From a missile-heavy military parade to urgent food issues
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from February 1 - February 28
North Korea displayed more nuclear weapons than ever before at a military parade in February, including large canisters and launch vehicles apparently for a new solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
The country also launched its first missiles since the beginning of the year, including a Hwasong-15 ICBM, what state media described as two “tactical nuclear” missiles and four “Hwasal-2 strategic cruise missiles.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. and South Korea conducted the Deterrent Strategy Committee Tabletop Exercise (DSC TTX) at the Pentagon to practice responding to a North Korean nuclear attack.
The allies also
- 01How sanctions contribute to North Korea’s humanitarian distress
- 02State media review: North Korea calls denuclearization a ‘declaration of war’
- 03Why North Korea and the Philippines view each other with mutual distrust
- 04North Korea’s new silo-based missile raises risk of prompt preemptive strikes
- 05Why normalizing US-North Korea relations is a prerequisite for denuclearization
- 06North Korean planes active at Pyongyang airport hours after runway missile test
- 07North Korea using US-ROK drills as cover to carry out missile tests, experts say
- 08State media review: North Korea says rusty American bombs threaten capital