Wednesday, March 10, 2010

North Korea Creates Mid-Range Ballistic Missile

North Korea has established an independent military division to take control of its 3,000-kilometer-range missiles, which have the capability to reach U.S. military installations in Japan and Guam, a report said Tuesday. Citing an unidentified government source, Yonhap News Agency reported the intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) division has been created under the wing of the North Korean People's Army General Staff.The move reflects the North's intent to produce and deploy more of its new IRBMs, the source was quoted as saying.An official at the Ministry of National Defense said North Korea is presumed to operate a unit for IRBMs, given the North developed the 3,000-kilometer-range weapon in 2007."We believe North Korea's military has created an IRBM unit but we are not sure if it is a division-level unit or not," the official said on condition of anonymity. .........................................koreatimes

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