New Analysis and Interactives Uncover the Story of North Korea’s Missile Test

On May 14th, North Korea tested its longest-range missile to date: the Hwasong-12. This missile, which was only seen publicly for the first time one month earlier, flew 787 kilometers with the potential to go much further. Using open-source techniques, experts from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have uncovered details about the missile that demonstrate how it was used by North Korea as a precursor to its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test in July.  The new analysis, by CNS East Asia Nonproliferation Director Jeffrey Lewis includes several interactives depicting their discoveries.  

Read the analysis and view the interactives here.

July 20, 2017
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Experts from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have uncovered details about North Korea's May 2017 missile, demonstrating how it was used as a precursor to its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test in July.