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This Is Why Analysts Say North Korea Cannot Bomb The United States

Analysts who examined video of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile test launch on Friday concluded that the missile poses less of a threat than originally thought, according to the New York Times. Although the missile appeared capable of reaching the West Coast of the United States in terms of distance traveled, footage of the Hwasong-14 re-entry vehicle indicated that it broke apart during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere before crashing into the sea off the coast of Japan. An analyst at 38 North, a website run by The US-Korea Institute at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, concluded that this news represents a major setback in North Korea’s ramped-up attempts to build weaponry capable of reaching the continental United States. “If this assessment accurately reflects reality,” said Michael Elleman, the missile expert who weighed in his thoughts about the hostile dictatorship’s weapons capability. “North Korea’s engineers have yet to master re-entry technologies and more work remains before Kim Jong Un has an ICBM capable of striking the American… Keep Reading

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