North Korea Unveils New ICBM Able To ‘Reach All Of The US Mainland’


North Korea claims it tested a previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday.

North Korea tested the Hwasong-15 ICBM before dawn, North Korean state media revealed in a special noon announcement. The new missile is believed to have a range of more than 8,100 miles, far greater than that of the Hwasong-14 ICBM the North tested twice successfully in July. The new missile could theoretically strike anywhere in the continental U.S., whereas its predecessor could only strike parts of the U.S. mainland.

Some observers suspected that the North merely tested a Hwasong-14 with a lighter warhead, but North Korean state media dispelled assertions of this nature, claiming …

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