Remember this day, July 7, 2017. Today, history was made at the United Nations and the nuclear status quo was put on notice and most of the world stood up and said simply, “Enough.” Read more >
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July 3, 2017 11:14 PM EDT
A missile of that range would need to fly on a very highly lofted trajectory to have such a long flight time.
Assuming a range of 950 km, then a flight time of 37 minutes would require it to reach a maximum altitude of more than 2,800 km (1700 miles).
So if the reports are correct, that same missile could reach a maximum range of roughly 6,700 km (4,160 miles) on a standard trajectory.
That range would not be enough to reach the lower 48 states or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alaska.
There is not enough information yet to determine whether this launch could be done with a modified version of the Hwasong-12 missile that was launched on May 14.
September 27, 2016 12:02 PM EDT
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the start of the most remarkable and rapid changes ever made in U.S. and Soviet/Russian nuclear posture and policy. Read more >
July 19, 2016 6:00 AM EDT
Disaster by Design/ Safety by Intent #41
Disaster by Design
The March 22, 1975, fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant revealed a shortcoming to the defense-in-depth approach to nuclear safety: a common cause can defeat multiple barriers. Read more >