South Korea believes the North will develop an ICBM with the range to strike the U.S. soon – Forward Observer Shop

South Korea believes the North will develop an ICBM with the range to strike the U.S. soon

South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korean engineers may successfully develop an ICBM capable of striking the United States very soon.

In fact, Seoul’s spies think that Pyongyang will continue testing long-range missiles to close out the year.

South Korea says it looks like the North recently carried out a missile engine test as well.

Yi Wan-young, a member of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee which was briefed by Seoul’s National Intelligence Service, said that spies had detected a lot of vehicle movement recently at a known missile launch site.

“The agency is closely following the developments because there is a possibility that North Korea could fire an array of ballistic missiles this year under the name of a satellite launch and peaceful development of space, but in fact to ratchet up its threats against the United States,” South Korean lawmakers on the intelligence committee told reporters. [source]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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