Pentagon: North Korea Still Developing ICBM to Reach U.S.

An unclassified report released by the Pentagon reveals that North Korea is still working on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can hit the United States. 

The report said that when North Korea launched a satellite into space in December 2012 using a Taepodong-2 [TD-2] missile and followed with three nuclear tests this year, it became clear that the country was intent on eventually menacing the United States. 

According to the report, “North Korea continues to develop the TD-2, which could reach parts of the United States if configured as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a nuclear payload.”

The report was made public under requirements of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

Recently Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) revealed information from a Defense Intelligence Agency report, which stated: “DIA assesses with moderate confidence the North currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles, however the reliability will be low.”


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