Bruce E. Bechtol Jr, @AngeloState: North Korea is expanding its long-range missile battery, increasing its stockpile of missiles that directly threaten the United States.

Dec 11, 2018, 04:49 AM

Photo: Overview of the ballistic missile defense system. Defense Department graphic

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Missile Defense Agency Budget Addresses Escalating North Korea, Iran Threats. Escalating threats from North Korea and Iran, including aggressive ballistic missile testing, are pushing the Missile Defense Agency to find increasingly more cost-effective ways to perform its mission, MDA Director Navy Vice Adm. James D. Syring said in Washington. Permissions: Public domain in in the United States.

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Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., professor of political science at Angelo State University and a retired Marine; author or editor of six previous books, including The Last Days of Kim Jong-il: The North Korean Threat in a Changing Era and Confronting Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula; in re: North Korea is expanding its long-range missile battery, increasing its stockpile of missiles that directly threaten the United States. From the size of the bldgs, looks as though they’re shelters for missiles, maybe Hwasong-14; since they’re near the Chinese border, probably for long-range missiles. The meetings: on Fri & Sat reports from the Blue House that Kim would go to the North on the 17th and 18th; then it was announced that he would not. Bolton says Jan or Feb.  . . .