North Korea Preparing a Hwasong-13 (KN-08) ICBM Test?

January 3, 2017 Mbeljac 0

The New York Times reports that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong un, in a new year’s address announced that North Korea is putting the final touches to preparations for a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The New York Times article states. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on […]

*Another* Musudan Launch and Another Failure

October 20, 2016 Mbeljac 0

US Strategic Command reports that North Korea has just conducted another test of the Musudan missile, hot on the heels of Friday’s failed test, and a reemphasis by Washington of extended deterrence on the Korean peninsula. Today’s test, as with that on Friday, was near the city of Kusong. According […]

Latest Musudan Missile Test: North Korean Island Hopping?

October 18, 2016 Mbeljac 0

On Friday North Korea conducted a, failed, test of the Musudan (Hwasong-10) Medium Range Ballistic Missile, and informative analysis is slowly emerging given the paucity of data. The Musudan is widely seen as being based on Soviet SS-N-6 “Serb” technology (i.e. not Scud). The Musudan has been lengthened to carry […]

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 […]