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North Korea Escalates ICBM Threats

North Korea, in a series of escalating declarations, claimed on Sunday that it has the ability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile “at any time” and from any location. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter responded by stating that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities are a “serious threat” and that the U.S. is prepared...

South Korea Receives 40 ‘Bunker-Buster’ Taurus Missiles

On December 12, 2016, South Korea received 40 German Taurus KEPD 350 “bunker-buster” air-to-surface missiles. The missiles will be taken to Daegu and fitted on F-15 fighter jets in order to help arm South Korea against the North. Taurus missiles have a range of 500 km, capable of targeting buildings in North Korea from deep...