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North Korea Test-Fired Long-Range Cruise Missiles

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The tyrannical North Korean government confirms that it successfully test-fired a number of long-range cruise missiles this previous weekend to boast its broadening military capacity. 

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the newly-developed missiles hit their targets from a distance of 1,500 kilometers, making it powerful enough to strike United States allies Taiwan or even Japan. 

“Cruise missiles are almost like little airplanes – they can be very accurate. They can turn corners. They can go into valleys where radars would not see them easily. It would be a much more difficult problem for South Korea and Japan to monitor,” stated Melissa Hanham, an affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

The communist regime in Pyongyang has recently reached a stalemate in their nuclear negotiations with America and they are trying to project how strong they are in this theater of geo-political conflict.

“The test launches showed that the technical indices such as the thrust power of the newly developed turbine-blast engine, the missiles’ navigation control and the end guided hit accuracy by the combined guided mode met the requirements of designs. In all, the efficiency and practicality of the weapon system operation was confirmed to be excellent,” the KCNA reported.

Communist despot Kim Jong-un increased his commitment to boost NoKor’s nuclear capabilities amid United States sanctions. Kim expressed his goal to acquire more modern weaponry such as nuclear-powered submarines, spy satellites, tactical nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Last week, in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s foundation, Kim conducted a parade to bolster the government’s waning confidence which was severely affected by climate change disasters, famine and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We shouldn’t over-interpret foreign policy or negotiating signals from a parade that’s primarily aimed at domestic political audiences. North Korean society is under tremendous stress because of decisions made by the Kim regime. So the parade is intended to show strength and serve as a quarantine morale booster,” Leif-Eric Easley, an associate professor of international studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, said in an interview.

The international community was alarmed earlier this month when the hermit nation resumed operation of the reactor in the Yongbyon nuclear site, which is considered a symbol of North Korea’s nuclear power. 

“The report underscores the urgent need for dialogue and diplomacy so we can achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated.

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