Live Science: DPRK Missile Program Very Much Alive

The Center for Strategic and International Studies released a report with commercial satellite images showing that North Korea continues to develop its nuclear missile program. The country could have as many as 20 active bases. The presidents of South Korea and the United States have been negotiating with North Korea for an end to the nation’s nuclear program. “This seems to contradict President Donald Trump's Nov. 7 claim that North Korean nuclear talks were proceeding well and producing results,” reports Rafi Letzter for Live Science. “Trump has repeatedly said that his administration's diplomatic efforts have eliminated the danger from North Korea, tweeting after meeting with Kim Jong-un in June that ‘there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.’” Letzter explains that North Korea’s missiles are mobile, stored on trucks in underground tunnels. The trucks can move quickly and switch out missile types. For example, the Sakkanmol base has multiple buildings and a tunnel complex with seven entrances. Its trucks are reported to have short-range missiles that may or may not be nuclear. – YaleGlobal

Live Science: DPRK Missile Program Very Much Alive

A CSIS report based on commercial satellite images suggests that North Korea continues work on its nuclear missile program with underground tunnels and trucks
Rafi Letzter
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Read the article from Live Science about satellite imagery showing ongoing work on North Korea’s missile program.

Rafi Letzter is a staff writer. He joined Live Science in 2017. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of journalism.

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