North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

On September 15, North Korea fired what is believed to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido for the second time in a month….

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

On August 28, North Korea flew what is believed to a be a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The missile was launched shortly before…

DPRK Threatens Guam with Missiles Amid Rising Tensions

DPRK Threatens Guam with Missiles Amid Rising Tensions

On August 8, the Washington Post reported on Defense Intelligence Agency analysis indicating that North Korea had successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead, capable of being fitted onto an ICBM. President…

North Korea’s New ICBM

North Korea’s New ICBM

North Korea conducted a flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that it has designated the Hwasong-14. During the July 3 test, the Hwasong-14 traveled for around 40 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan, inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone…

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

Missile threats facing both the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific are increasing in complexity, number, and source. In response, the Trump administration is using missile defenses to boost military capability and signal resolve, as indicated by the deployment of THAAD to South Korea…

Japanese Officials Consider Aegis Ashore Purchase

Japanese Officials Consider Aegis Ashore Purchase

Multiple ruling party and government officials, including Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, have voiced support for the acquisition of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system. Anonymous officials cited the greater coverage area and…

North Korea Tests New IRBM

North Korea Tests New IRBM

On May 14, North Korea test-fired a new intermediate range missile, the Hwasong-12. The missile flew on a lofted trajectory a distance of 787 kilometers, to an altitude of 2,111…