Tianran Xu Interviewed by NK News: ''North Korea deploys new warship, sends another to border amid US-ROK drills''

ONN Analyst Tianran Xu gave an interview to NK News discussing DPRK's new warship deployment.

Open Nuclear Network Analyst Tianran Xu cautioned that the apparent deployment of both DPRK's new warships on the east coast does not represent a significant advancement of DPRK's capabilities.

“They could buy some time for strategic subs to launch nukes … by offering a relatively secure operational zone underwater and to keep enemy anti-submarine aircraft away,” He added they could also “direct smaller ships to conduct anti-ship and anti-submarine operations” in the case of non-nuclear warfighting.