06 Jan '15, 5am

North Korea may have missiles able to threaten US, says South

North Korea may have missiles able to threaten US, says South

SEOUL — North Korea has probably developed ballistic missiles capable of threatening the US, and is setting up a network of infiltration posts to be able to more quickly invade its southern neighbour, according to South Korea’s Defence Ministry. Mr Kim Jong Un’s regime is setting up the invasion posts along the demilitarised zone dividing the countries to be able to rapidly send special forces into South Korea if war breaks out, the ministry said in its latest white paper, released today (Jan 6). North Korea is also expanding its artillery and mechanised forces, while developing submarines capable of carrying ballistic missiles, the paper said. The bi-annual assessment offers a glimpse into North Korea’s defence strategy as it seems to develop asymmetric capabilities to defend against the more modern forces across its border. Under its songun, or military-first policy char...

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