On Nov. 28, North Korea proved what many observers already suspected: It has developed an intercontinental ballistic missile with enough range to strike any major U.S. city, including Washington. The flight test, which lasted 54 min. and reached an apogee of 2,796 mi. (4,500 km), also demonstrated the requisite reentry vehicle technology. This new reality—one of the world’s poorest and most volatile nations possessing devastating nuclear weapons—is driving major new ...

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