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By 2018, North Korea able to launch a nuclear-armed long range missile at Australia

Why it’s time to fear North Korea, The Australian July 26, 2017, CAMERON STEWART North Korea will be able to reliably launch a nuclear-armed long range missile at Australia and the United States as early as next year, according to a stunning new assessment by the Pentagon.

The prediction brings forward by around two years previous US intelligence assessments of the progress of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

It follows an analysis of recent missile tests by the hermit kingdom which found that scientists in Pyongyang have advanced their technology on the country’s missile testing program faster and more efficiently that was predicted by the west.

Senior US officials have told the Washington Post that the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un will be able to make a ‘reliable, nuclear-capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile’ sometime in 2018.

In July 4, Mr Kim launched his country’s first missile with the range to strike the US state of Alaska and northern Australia.

The US intelligence assessment shows that the US now believes North Korea is closer than previously thought to having the know-how to miniaturise its nuclear weapons to arm its new ICBM……


July 26, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, weapons and war

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