April 17, 2022

North Korean leader shown observing weapons test as country fires projectiles into eastern waters

Featuring Dr. Duyeon Kim

Source: CNN

Journalists Yoonjung Seo, Jessie Yeung

North Korea fired two projectiles into waters off the east of the Korean Peninsula Saturday evening, according to the South Korean military, the country's 12th such test this year.

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Duyeon Kim, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said North Korea had been aiming to make missiles that can evade defense systems, with "features that can fly them under the US and South Korea's radars."

"These types of missiles are especially threatening to South Korea and Japan and they're weapons that can be used in or even start a conflict," she said.

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Authors

  • Dr. Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim, PhD, is an adjunct senior fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, Eas...