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The Pukguksong-2: Lowering the Bar on Combat Readiness?

The Pukguksong-2: Lowering the Bar on Combat Readiness?

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, North Korea launched a two-stage, solid-fueled Pukguksong-2 (KN-15) ballistic missile. It was the second successful test firing of the medium-range ballistic missile, following the first in February. According to media reports, the missile traveled 500 km downrange and reached a peak altitude of 560 km, roughly replicating [...]

The Pukguksong-2: A Higher Degree of Mobility, Survivability and Responsiveness

The Pukguksong-2: A Higher Degree of Mobility, Survivability and Responsiveness

Sources in the United States, South Korea and Japan reported that North Korea launched a ballistic missile over the weekend. North Korea has been hinting at an intercontinental ballistic missile test since the beginning of the year, but this was no ICBM. Reports indicate that this missile reached a height of 550 kilometers before impacting in the [...]

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