Photos Show North Korea’s Nuclear Missiles More Powerful Than Feared, Could Reach U.S. Soon
SATELLITE images of Kim Jong-un’s main missile test site reveal North Korea’s weapons are far more powerful than first thought.
And trigger-happy Kim could soon have long-range weapons capable of reaching Alaska and Hawaii.
Careful analysis of North Korean tests sites, using images from Planet, reveal the regime has gradually been building up the size of its missiles.
Scorch marks in the ground show that it may now be testing the Hwasong-12 rocket – capable of flying 4,500miles.
That would put the US military base at Guam, Hawaii and Alaska within range, reports Quartz.com.
The detailed satellite images are so precise that a private plane believed to whizz Kim around the country to watch missile tests is clearly visible.
And experts are not convinced a series of failed tests mean the programme is failing.
Joseph S. Bermudez Jr, analyst an US firm Allsource Analysis, told the Washington Post: “What’s more concerning is not an individual test or two individual tests, it’s that they’re approaching their missile development in a very pragmatic way.
“What they’re doing is exactly right. They are testing, and they are testing often.
“This is the way you really learn how to develop a ballistic missile, and that’s what worries me.” Keep reading...