søndag 30. juli 2017

North Korea: are missiles capable of hitting New York City?

When North Korea claimed to have conducted its first test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) earlier this month, defence analysts warned that the missile could have reached Alaska. It was the first time that Pyongyang had showed its weapons could in theory reach American soil. But that alarming milestone appears already to have been overtaken with the launch on Friday of a new missile which experts believe is capable of striking Los Angeles, Chicago and potentially even New York. The development raises the stakes even higher in an already tense standoff between the rogue state and the US and its regional allies.