The Washington Post

North Korea showed off a lot of missiles. What might be its targets?

July 25, 2017 | Politics

A new assessment by U.S. and East Asian intelligence officials concludes North Korea will be capable of launching a nuclear-capable, intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year. The new conclusion dramatically alters previous forecasts that indicated Pyongyang was two years away from significant advances in its program.

Intelligence officials now believe the country’s nuclear program will advance from prototype to the assembly line, a worrisome factor that would indicate the missile would be ready to be used as a real weapon.