South Korea Tests New Taurus Missile

On September 12, the South Korean Air Force conducted its first live-fire test of the Taurus air-to-surface cruise missile. The missile, air-launched from an F-15K fighter jet, flew over 400…

North Korea Conducts 6th Nuclear Test

On September 3, North Korea successfully tested what state-run news outlets called a “two-stage thermonuclear weapon.” The underground explosion at the northeastern Punggye-ri nuclear test site produced a 6.3 magnitude…

North Korea Conducts Another Missile Test

On Saturday, August 26, North Korea launched three short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) from Kittaeryong, in its southeast Kangwon province. Initial reports from South Korea stated that a Multiple Launch Rocket…

Kim Jong Un Orders Increase in ICBM Production

According to North Korea’s state-run newspaper, Kim Jong Un has ordered an increase in the production of solid fuel missile engines. Following a visit to a military research facility where…

UN Reports DPRK Missile Shipments to Syria

On August 21, a U.N. report on North Korean sanctions violations outlined chemical, ballistic missile, and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK. According to the report, “Two member…