North Korea Has 800 Midrange Ballistic Missiles, U.S. General Says

The head of U.S. forces in South Korea yesterday warned that North Korea has hundreds of missiles capable of hitting targets beyond South Korea, expanding the threat posed by Pyongyang’s nuclear program (see GSN, Oct. 14).

“A nuclear-capable North Korea is a threat to not only Korea but also neighbors. (It has) 800 missiles that can reach many places outside Korea,” U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Leon LaPorte said. “North Korea is a very, very credible threat,” he said (Korea Herald, Oct. 17).

October 17, 2003
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The head of U.S. forces in South Korea yesterday warned that North Korea has hundreds of missiles capable of hitting targets beyond South Korea, expanding the threat posed by Pyongyang’s nuclear program (see GSN, Oct. 14).