What to make of Kim Jong Un’s new Hwasong-16 ICBM & Pukguksong-4 missile system
The world should expect to see the Hwasong-16 ICBM tested within the next year
North Korea’s Oct. 10, 2020, military parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) revealed new strategic missile capabilities. The parade reached a crescendo with the reveal of a new, super-large intercontinental-range ballistic missile design (ICBM) — likely the “new strategic weapon” that Kim Jong Un had alluded to during his Dec. 2019 report at the 5th Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK.
Another never-before-seen missile system included the Pukguksong-4: a new solid-propellant ballistic missile.
Together, the new ICBM and the Pukguksong-4 represent the most significant new
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