North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles
On July 4, Independence Day in the U.S., North Korea tested a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile—the Hwasong-14—believed to be Pyongyang’s first military-grade ICBM.
The reclusive nation already possessed long-range rocket technology for space launch, but this test in particular showed that North Korea might be able to hit Alaska with a missile.
The test is one of a series of ballistic missile trials undertaken by Pyongyang in the last year. Here is a look at the Hwasong-14 and other missiles in North Korea’s growing arsenal.
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