North Korea Continues To Build Missile Launch Sites, Stopped Dismantling Main Launch Site, Has Capability To Launch Nuclear Warheads In Less Than One Hour

 In North Korea   Last Updated: November 23, 2018

A U.S. intelligence report released Monday November 12, 2018 suggests North Korea is continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen missile bases and stopped dismantling its main facility used for rocket launches since 2012.

It is estimated that North Korea now has 40-60 nuclear warheads with the capability to launch some of them from mobile launch sites in less than an hour.

“’We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new — and nothing happening out of the normal,’” the president said in a tweet.”

Other U.S. intelligence reports suggest North Korea is also increasing production of fuel for nuclear weapons.



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Joseph Bermudez, Victor Cha and Lisa Collins. "Undeclared North Korea: The Sakkanmol Missile Operating Base." Center for Strategic and International Studies, 12 November 2018. Web. 23 November 2018.
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