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North Korea’s latest ICBM parade sparks US defense concerns

Feb 09, 2023

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North Korea displayed its military might on Tuesday, holding its largest ever parade and showcasing a range of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The country’s military marked its 75th anniversary by rolling out between 10 to 12 Hwasong 17 ICBMs, which South Korean defense officials claim are the North’s newest and most sophisticated missiles.

This display of power has raised concerns that North Korea’s current supply of ICBMs could be enough to overwhelm US defense systems. According to Politico, if these weapons can accommodate four warheads, it’s possible that Pyongyang could fire more warheads at the U.S. than America can intercept. The U.S. currently has only 44 ground-based interceptors on its West Coast to defend against incoming missiles.

The threat of a North Korean attack became a reality last November. The country had successfully demonstrated its potential to strike deep into the US mainland. Despite widespread condemnation of the test, North Korea ended the year with a new record for the number of missile tests.

In addition to the military display, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was pictured at the parade with his daughter, Kim Ju-ae. This rare sight has added to speculation that she may be the one to carry on the Kim family dynasty.

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IN A MASSIVE DISPLAY OF POWER, NORTH KOREA JUST HELD ITS LARGEST EVER PARADE SHOWCASING ITS RANGE OF INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES – AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IT COULD BE ENOUGH TO OVERWHELM US DEFENSE SYSTEMS 

I’M MAHMOUD BENNETT WITH STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS BRINGING YOU THE UNBIASED STRAIGHT FACTS

IMAGES AND VIDEO FROM NORTH KOREA’S STATE RUN MEDIA SHOW THE COUNTRY’S MILITARY MARKING ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY, ROLLING OUT BETWEEN 10 -12  HWASONG 17 ICBMS – THESE ARE THE COUNTRY’S NEWEST AND MOST SOPHISTICATED MISSILES ACCORDING TO THE SOUTH. 

POLITICO REPORTS, ASSUMING THESE NORTH KOREAN WEAPONS CAN FIT JUST FOUR WARHEADS ATOP THEM, IT’S POSSIBLE PYONGYANG COULD FIRE MORE WARHEADS AT THE US THAN AMERICA CAN INTERCEPT

THAT’S BECAUSE THE US ONLY HAS A REPORTED 44 GROUND-BASED INTERCEPTORS ON ITS WEST COAST TO DEFEND THE HOMELAND AGAINST AN INCOMING MISSILE

THE THREAT OF A NORTH KOREAN ATTACK BECAME A REALITY LAST NOVEMBER, WHEN THE COUNTRY SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED ITS POTENTIAL TO STRIKE DEEP INTO THE US MAINLAND – AND DESPITE WIDESPREAD CONDEMNATION OVER THAT TEST, NORTH KOREA ENDED THE YEAR SETTING A NEW RECORD

MEANWHILE AT THE PARADE KIM JONG UN WAS PICTURED HERE WITH HIS DAUGHTER KIM JU-AE – A RARE SITE ADDING TO SPECULATION SHE MAY BE THE ONE TO CARRY ON THE KIM FAMILY DYNASTY