October 10, 2020

North Korea parades huge new ICBM, but Kim Jong Un stresses deterrent nature

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: The Washington Post

Journalists Simon Denyer, Min Joo Kim

North Korea showed off what appeared to be a huge, new intercontinental ballistic missile at a military parade Saturday, although leader Kim Jong Un stressed the deterrent nature of the weaponry on display — and even held out an olive branch to neighbor South Korea.

The military parade, marking the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party, featured a vast array of modernized military systems, from small arms through antitank and air- defense systems. The most closely watched, however, was what looked to be four huge, new liquid-fueled ICBMs, rolling through the main square in Pyongyang on 11-axle vehicles.

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Authors

  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear ...