How long before Kim can nuke America? Experts warn, with North Korea’s missile program advancing faster than expected

North Korea’s latest missile test marks a significant step forward towards Kim Jong-un‘s regime producing an ICBM capable of hitting the US mainland, experts have warned.  The dictator’s defence ministry fired a missile named Hwasong-12 on Sunday night which soared 489 miles (787 km) reaching a height of 1,312 miles (2,111 km). The test ‘represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile’, John Schilling, an aerospace expert, said in an analysis on the US-based 38 North website. “It appears to have not only demonstrated an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that might enable them to reliably strike the US base at Guam, but more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).’ Sunday’s missile was deliberately fired at the highest angle to avoid affecting neighbouring countries’ security, but had it been launched at a standard trajectory, it would have reached at least 2,500 miles (4,000km) – almost half the 5,500 miles (8,851 km) required to reach the US mainland……..Read more:

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