North Korea’s rapid development of missile capabilities has prioritized technological advancement, range, and payload delivery in order to achieve Kim Jong Un’s goal of delivering a nuclear weapon to the US mainland. Being able to nuke the continental US isn’t just to live up to the hype of the propaganda, but because it’s a very effective wedge between the US and its ally South Korea. North Korea is counting on an already strained relationship unraveling totally.
Deputy Director of Open Nuclear Nework, Melissa Hanham breaks down North Korea's approach to countering ballistic missile defence.
Read her full analysis on Datayo.org