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
- 01Why North Korea’s ‘radioactive tsunami’ weapon may just be a bluff
- 02How sanctions contribute to North Korea’s humanitarian distress
- 03State media review: North Korea calls denuclearization a ‘declaration of war’
- 04Why North Korea and the Philippines view each other with mutual distrust
- 05North Korea’s new silo-based missile raises risk of prompt preemptive strikes
- 06Why normalizing US-North Korea relations is a prerequisite for denuclearization
- 07North Korean planes active at Pyongyang airport hours after runway missile test
- 08North Korea using US-ROK drills as cover to carry out missile tests, experts say