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This image, released on 29 November 2017, shows the test launch of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 ICBM. In the best-case scenario for Pyongyang, each warhead it fires at the US has only around a one in seven chance of arriving. Image courtesy of KCNA/UPI

Towards an Assessment of North Korea’s Strategic Deterrent

Tom Plant
RUSI Newsbrief, 12 December 2017
Aerospace, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, United States, North Korea, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test shows that it is determined to create an effective nuclear deterrent. But what is the likelihood of a single North Korean warhead successfully hitting a target in the US?

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Tom Plant
Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

Tom Plant joined RUSI in June 2017 as the... read more

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