Hollow North Korean Nuclear Warhead Pits?

September 18, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Jeffrey Lewis has an interesting article exploring some of the possible technical advances represented by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapons test. He reminds us of the boast earlier this year, from Kim Jong-un, that North Korea had developed a nuclear warhead capable of delivery by ballistic missile North Korea’s propaganda […]

The K-N-11 and THAAD: Sleepwalking Toward Catastrophe in Korea.

September 4, 2016 Mbeljac 0

North Korea recently (August 24) conducted a test of the K-N-11, solid fuelled, submarine launched ballistic missile. There are a number of issues worth reflecting upon in light of the test, but I shall restrict myself here to its possible implications for Ballistic Missile Defense. Toward that end excellent discussion […]

What’s in a Missile Engine? Heaps, if it’s North Korean

May 2, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Hitherto, among serious analysts, two major technical limitations have been seen as characterising North Korea’s strategic programme. The first is the drive to develop a nuclear warhead of relatively low throw weight, light enough for an ICBM programme and even light enough for use against South Korea and Japan. North […]