What to make of North Korea’s second missile launch this week
This week's test likely marks the beginning of a new testing campaign
North Korea’s new, unnamed short-range ballistic missile is back. On Thursday, leader Kim Jong Un conducted a sequel to Saturday’s missile and rocket artillery demonstration—this time near the northwestern city of Kusong.
According to state media, the exercise involved the testing of “long-range strike means.” Like on Saturday, the primary asset of interest to external analysts is Pyongyang’s new short-range ballistic missile, an as-yet-unnamed missile that bears a striking external resemblance to the Russian Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile.
Recently, I discussed preliminary impressions of this missile, which I’ve dubbed the
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