North Korean nuclear missile 'could reach US'
North Korea is deploying a new missile which may be able to strike the US mainland with a nuclear warhead, a report in Jane’s Defence Weekly says today. In the most alarming and detailed picture yet painted of Pyongyang’s deterrent force, the authoritative military publication said the navy had customised a dozen scrapped Russian submarines to launch ballistic weapons of mass destruction. Rumours have been circulating for several years that North Korea is developing an intercontinental missile – the Taepodong 2 – but the latest report suggests that the country’s leader, Kim Jong-il, may also have ordered his military to attempt a short cut. Full Story