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What Can North Korea’s Missiles Reach?

, co-director and senior scientist

North Korea launched a series of missile tests in recent weeks, including one yesterday that landed 250 km off the coast of Japan. Here’s a summary of the North’s various missile systems and my understanding of where they stand, based in part on computer modeling of their capabilities. Read more >

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US Missile Defense: In Worse Shape than You Thought

, senior scientist

Today we’re releasing a new report that looks at the US missile defense program nearly 15 years after the Bush administration began the push to deploy it. What we found was worse than we expected. Read more >

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Analysis of North Korea’s Musudan Missile Test–Part 2

, co-director and senior scientist

In my previous post, I looked at what we could learn about North Korea’s Musudan (Hwasong-10) missile from the lofted flight it launched on June 21. In this post, I look at some other aspects of the test. Read more >

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Analysis of North Korea’s Musudan Missile Test–Part 1

, co-director and senior scientist

After four failed attempts to launch its so-called Musudan missile (called Hwasong-10 in North Korea), it appears to have had at least one success in a new sets of flight tests on June 21. That test tells us something interesting about the range of the missile. Read more >

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Iran Simorgh Satellite Launch Update, Part 3

, senior scientist

Iran has again issued a NOTAM for the area around Semnan (OID51 in Arms Control Wonk’s google map). The notice to airmen was issued on Saturday, and is valid from today through Thursday, March 17. Read more >

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