Ballistic missile and weapons advances in North Korea and Iran have the West increasingly concerned about developing and deploying robust defenses to counter the threats. In response to a joint U.S.-South Korea military exercise, North Korea fired off a solid-fuel KN-11 from a submarine Aug. 24. It flew approximately 310 mi. (500 km) downrange into the Japanese air defense identification zone. It was the second time Pyongyang’s navy has demonstrated a submarine-launched ...


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