Last year, North Korea launched over 90 ballistic, cruise and hypersonic missiles – more than any other year in the country’s history.
Its annual volley of weapons testing began on 5 January 2022 with the successful launch of a hypersonic missile. By 30 January, the state had conducted its biggest missile launch since 2017, and in September, it passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state.
In November, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, 210km west of the island of Hokkaido. Japan’s defence minister declared that, launched at a lower trajectory, the missile had the range to hit the US mainland carrying nuclear warheads.Continue reading “Kim Jong-Un cares more about his weapons than the people of North Korea”