The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Saturday, August 12, 2017

US Intelligence: North Korea’s ICBM Reentry Vehicles Are Likely Good Enough to Hit the Continental US | The Diplomat

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has assessed that North Korea’s Hwasong-14/KN20 intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM) test launch on July 28 failed to demonstrate successful atmospheric reentry, The Diplomat has learned. The same assessment, however, notes that North Korea’s ICBM reentry vehicles would likely perform adequately if flown on a normal trajectory to continental U.S. targets.


San Diego seems a likely target. So far everybody's still just surfing, though.

| Permalink


It comes to something when sane men are required to take seriously the effusions of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists but that's where we find ourselves.’s-“not-quite”-icbm-can’t-hit-lower-48-states11012

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 12, 2017 1:53:22 PM