North Korea ICBM Able to Strike America?

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
North Korean ICBM Able to Strike America?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

According to Pyongyang's KCNA news agency, "(t)he ICBM Hwasong-15 type weaponry system (test-fired Tuesday) is an intercontinental ballistic rocket tipped with super-large heavy warhead which is capable of striking the whole mainland of the US."

The ballistic missile tested  exceeds the capability of previous ones. A DPRK statement said it's to defend the country against "US imperialists' nuclear blackmail policy and nuclear threat."

Its military hasn't yet demonstrated re-entry technology capability – the ability of an object in space to reenter the earth's atmosphere without incinerating.

Experts believe the DPRK is close to this expertise. It's also unknown if it's able to miniaturize a nuclear warhead enough for mounting on a ballistic missile. 

Reportedly, the missile test-fire
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