What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit
Experts say tests timed to challenge US-ROK deterrence but also align with long-term weapons development goals
North Korea fired five missiles over the course of three launch events this week, and experts told NK Pro that the tests appeared carefully timed to brandish the country’s weapons in defiance of Seoul and Washington’s efforts to bolster deterrence.
“The recent tests seem to be timed to the U.S.-ROK military exercises going on” and around U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to South Korea, said Jenny Town, a senior fellow at the Stimson Center.
The DPRK fired short-range ballistic missiles the evening before Harris arrived and hours after
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