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 dubs Yoon ‘diplomatic idiot’ over Russia remarks
- 02North Korea faces daunting challenge in modernizing its archaic naval fleet
- 03How North Korea and Russia could build their own crypto ‘shadow economy’
- 04North Korean launchpad busy despite Putin’s vow to help launch DPRK satellites
- 05Why China isn’t too worried about Kim Jong Un’s trip to cozy up to Russia
- 06State media review: Kim Jong Un ramps up personality cult with new mosaic mural
- 07Why interoperability remains a hurdle for trilateral cooperation on North Korea
- 08North Korea confirms long-time weapons official leading top missile bureau