New North Korean Missile Could Hit United States

By Douglas F. Roberts, The Chicago Times

November 18, 2022

TOKYO – A Japanese official said North Korea test fired a missile on Friday that could potentially reach the continental US.

Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada announced that a suspected North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile flew 620 miles at a maximum altitude of about 3,600.  Hamada added that depending on the weight of a missile warhead it could threaten at a range of 9,320 miles, which could put the US at risk from a North Korean nuclear strike.  According to Hamada, the suspected missile was a Hwasong-17 which can hold multiple nuclear warheads to counter anti-missile defense systems.  

“North Korea has been repeatedly launching missiles this year at an unprecedented rate and is significantly escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula,” Hamada said at a press conference.