Timeline: From North Korea’s ICBM launches to Yoon Suk-yeol’s election win
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from March 1 to March 31
North Korea resumed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches in March, fully abandoning its April 2018 moratorium on long-range and nuclear testing.
But while state media said the country tested its new Hwasong-17 — first revealed during a military parade in Oct. 2020 — NK Pro analysis of satellite imagery suggested that state media showed images from a failed missile test on March 16. Analysis and intelligence assessments point to the the DPRK attempting to cover up the failure by launching the already tested Hwasong-15.
Pyongyang’s tests of what it described as “reconnaissance satellite” system tests on Feb. 27 and March
- 01State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
- 02North Korea’s proclamation of COVID ‘victory’ only portends more suffering ahead
- 03Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view
- 04The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity
- 05Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery
- 06How boost-phase missile defenses could help combat North Korean threats
- 07North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang
- 08State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality