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Korean Missile Said to Advance; U.S. Is Unworried

North Korea appears closer to deploying a new mobile ballistic missile that is a worrisome increase in that nation’s military capacity, but American government officials stressed Wednesday that the weapon could not reach the continental United States. The new missile is based on designs of a Soviet-era submarine-launched weapon, known in the West as the SSN6, which has an estimated maximum range of just over 2,600 miles. American officials first disclosed North Korea’s efforts to develop the variant of the Soviet missile in September 2003. Fresh reports of North Korea’s readiness to deploy the missile appeared in Wednesday’s editions of Jane’s Defense Weekly.Full Story

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