'CIA Concluded N. Korea Did Not Have Capability to Strike US with Nuclear Missile'

Write : 2018-09-12 10:30:31 Update : 2018-09-12 11:48:58

'CIA Concluded N. Korea Did Not Have Capability to Strike US with Nuclear Missile'

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) reportedly concluded early this year that North Korea had yet to secure the capability to strike the U.S. mainland with nuclear-armed missiles. 

Bob Woodward, the author of the book "Fear: Trump in the White House," described in his book how the U.S. had discussed and canceled a plan to test launch a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean around the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February this year. 

The author said U.S. intelligence authorities assessed that North Korea has yet to complete the re-entry technology that ensures the nuclear warhead could survive the re-entry from space and hit its intended target. 

Based on the assessment, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chief of Staff Joseph Dunford reportedly persuaded Trump to drop the plan.

[Photo : YONHAP News]

  • RSS
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • print
  • list
  • Top
prev  prev  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next
Internet Radio On-Air Window to KBS WORLD Radio Window to KOREA
2018 Inter-Korean Summit
North Korea Inside
청취자 만족도 조사 결과 -E
Let's Learn Korean (Mobile)
More Service
RSS Service
  • RSS Service
  • You can subscribe to KBS World Radio’s news and other Web contents through RSS

<

3 / 4

>