NORTH KOREA: HOW BIG A THREAT?
Here are the mechanics of a theoretical nuclear ICBM attack.
NORTH KOREAN DICTATOR Kim Jong-un can launch a short-range missile with a nuclear warhead, but the United States remains at a relatively safe distance. For now. North Korea enjoyed several milestones on the way to a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile in 2016, including a warhead test and the successful launch of a satellite. According to John Schilling, an aerospace engineer and consultant to the North Korea-monitoring website 38 North, Kim could achieve “initial operational capability in late 2021”. Which, when you’re dealing with a maniac, is much closer than its enemies would like it to be.