Kim Jong Un Promises New Homes

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2020

North Korea unveiled a new "monster" ICBM earlier this week at a military parade commemorating the 75th anniversary of the North Korean Workers' Party.

"If you have multiple warheads coming out of that single missile, you now have to have multiple interceptors for each incoming warhead", said Melissa Hanham, who closely tracks North Korea's weapons program and is deputy director of the Vienna-based Open Nuclear Network.

During the address, Kim again asserted that North Korea does not have any COVID-19 cases.

"You should know that the Chinese Communist Party conducted more missile tests past year than the rest of the world combined".

"It is hard to see how Americans could be confident that a finite number of US missile-defense interceptors would be sufficient to stop an attack by a volley of North Korean ICBMs with multiple warheads each", wrote Markus Garlauskas and Bruce Perry, two former members of the USA intelligence community.

Last year Bolton told Axios that he doesn't believe Trump "really means it" about ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, saying "the idea that we are somehow exerting maximum pressure on North Korea is just unfortunately not true". As usual, this parade functioned as a demonstration of North Korean military might, with tanks, jet planes, and soldiers featuring prominently. But Kim said in August he won't accept any outside assistance this year to maintain stringent border closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Instead, it has fired a slew of short-range ballistic missiles, threatening the safety of Japan and South Korea.

"In order to respond to threats that are diversifying and complex, we will firmly work to strengthen our comprehensive missile deterrence capability", said the Japanese government's chief cabinet secretary, Katsunobu Kato. One idea would be to consider working towards shrinking down further the size of the DPRK's warheads to pack more into the nosecone, thus not having to rely on these new features potentially only be added on to just the Hwasong-16, one of the main reasons this missile is so massive, according to many experts.

Kim Jong, the leader of North Korea Country has recently found to speak golden words in his latest interview.

"Things don't have to be perfect" to be effective, Lewis said. At that point, the question is whether the USA could find them all in time. "In the face of these and other threats, the United States remains committed to the security of the Republic of Korea", Esper said on Wednesday. "I think the value of this system is that it exists".

It is now more crucial than ever that global pressure be directed towards North Korea.

The new ICBM is also, as Panda explained, a "reminder that the North Koreans continue to qualitatively refine their missile capabilities", despite efforts to curb their progress.

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