Wednesday, March 30, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: North fired new type of rocket


The South Korean Defense Ministry reported that they projectile North Korea fired last week was a new kind of rocket. The projectile launched from near Wonsan on North Korean's eastern coast and came about 200 km away, in the country's northern province of Ryanggang.

Officials belive the North's engineers directed the rocket inland to showcase its ground-based target strike capabilities. The ministry raised its alert level, in an event of threats ahead of the nuclear security summit that kicks off in Washington this Thursday. The ministry unveiled a 5-year defense plan with a budget of over 195 billion dollars and it takes effect next year.

Source: NHK WORLD

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