South Korean missile range increases with US pact

Discussion in 'Military' started by bluesky79, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. bluesky79

    bluesky79 Member

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    South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. The agreement will allow the South to deploy missiles with a range of 800km, up from the current limit of 300km.

    The extension will not only bring the whole of North Korea within reach of Seoul's rockets, but also parts of China and Japan. Chinese and Japanese media voiced unease over the extension claiming that the extension counters a global arms control agreement known as the Missile Technology Control Regime. However, in South Korea's point of view, this is perfectly sound because Seoul needs the ability to deter North Korean provocations. North Korea currently has already deployed more than 1000 scud missiles that can target all of South Korea.

    Pyongyang also has ICBMs that can reach even the States. In order to counter these advancements in North Korea, the missile extension was an inevitable decision. From this movement, I hope to see more effective deterrence against North Korea.;ylt=A2KJamkfHNQPkMAntvQtDMD
  2. waltky

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Looks like we've started a missile race on the Korean peninsula...
    Satellite images suggest North Korean working on missiles, group says
    Tue November 13, 2012 - North Korea has carried out at least 2 rocket motor tests since April, website says; It cites commercial satellite imagery that shows activity at a launch site; A failed rocket launch by the North in April scuppered a food aid deal with the U.S.; The academic website sees the possibility of rocket and nuclear tests in 2013
    See also:

    Suspected North Korea missile parts seized en route to Syria in May
    14 Nov.`12 - A shipment of graphite cylinders usable in a missile program and suspected to have come from North Korea was found in May aboard a Chinese ship en route to Syria in what appears to have been a violation of U.N. sanctions, diplomats said on Tuesday.
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