The Nov. 2 drill involved the launch of more than 20 systems in response to South Korean-U.S. military exercises as tensions on the Korean peninsula continue to escalate.
Pyongyang has launched more missile tests in 2022 than any year since 2011.
Remarks by Daryl G. Kimball
Catholic Korea Peace Forum
Catholic University of America
October 5, 2022*
*(This presentation has been corrected and updated on Oct. 20, 2022)
The new law exacerbated tensions between North Korea and South Korea.
After the tit-for-tat missile tests, there are signs North Korea may be preparing a nuclear test.
Yoon Suk Yeol pledged to help strengthen the North Korean economy if Pyongyang denuclearizes.
Hostile words are flying as North Korea advances its nuclear weapons capabilities.
What North Korea claimed was a successful test of its newest, most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile may be exaggerated.
The newly-identified base for launching intercontinental ballistic missiles is viewed as a sign of North Korea’s expanding military capabilities.
China and Russia are pushing the UN Security Council to lift certain sanctions on North Korea in recognition of steps Pyongyang has taken to denuclearize and to encourage further negotiations.
North Korea claims to have conducted its first test of a new hypersonic missile, an achievement of “great strategic significance,” according to state media.
Recent statements by North Korea suggest Pyongyang may be interested in restarting talks with South Korea despite a recent spate of missile tests.
North Korea Tests SLBM
Pyongyang continues to expand its nuclear capability by testing more missiles and reportedly restarting a reactor capable of producing plutonium.