Report Claims North Korea Preparing for SLBM Test

Could an Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile test be the next North Korean provocation?  I guess we will find out:

This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 25, 2016 shows a test-fire of strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile being launched at an undisclosed location. KNS/AFP/Getty

The Pentagon says the U.S. is “well postured” to deal with a possible submarine-launched ballistic missile from North Korea.

The Japanese daily Tokyo Shimbun reported last week that North Korea has completed development of five prototypes for an upgraded SLBM and will likely test it soon.

Pentagon spokesman Robert Manning wouldn’t comment on any matters of specific intelligence regarding North Korea on Monday – but said within the deep arsenal of U.S. capabilities, Washington is well postured to deal with it.  [KBS Global]

You can read more at the link, but an SLBM test is something that has been speculated on for many months.



I am a US military veteran that has served all over the world to include in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. I have been blogging about Korea, Northeast Asia, and the US military for over 10 years.

One Comment

  1. With General Hwang Pyong-so out, who is the big boss that’s in charge of the SLBM mission?

    The disappearance of one of Kim Jong-Un’s top aides – who was once considered the “second-most powerful man” in North Korea – has prompted speculation that he may have been executed.

    General Hwang Pyong-so, who at one time held the most senior military position after the supreme leader himself, has not been seen since October. He is believed to have been expelled from the Workers’ Party amid allegations of bribery.

    Keep going, Fatty! You can’t trust any of them! Only you can do everything at once!

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