As the G20 Summit ended, Communist Asian nation North Korea fired three mid-range ballistic missiles in protest. Unlike previous launches, however, the missiles launched by North Korea on the final day of the summit managed to travel 620 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan.
North Korean Missile Technology Improving?
Analysts believe that launched by North Korea involved mid-range Rodong missiles. Officials investigating the matter have stated that the Asian Communist nation did not give any prior warning when it launched the three missiles.
Though the missiles did not reach any populated areas, they did reach the territories of Japan, nonetheless. Recently, North Korea conducted a test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. That particular missile landed on the Sea of Japan as well.
With these recent tests, it appears like the technology of North Korea when it comes to ballistic missiles is improving. Just a few years ago, the Asian Communist nation's missile launches perennially ended in catastrophic failure. This time, however, the missiles did not break apart or explode while they were mid-air.
North Korea Attack Imminent?
While the launch of the three Rodong missiles is allegedly North Korea's protest against the G20 Summit, the Communist state's ally, China, stated that the presence of the United States' Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea might have something to do with the North's aggressive act of protest.
North Korea has practically declared war on the United States recently, with a top NK diplomat stating that the U.S.' personal sanctions on Communist leader Kim Jong-Un were tantamount to an act of war. Apart from this, the Communist state has also frequently threatened to attack the United States. With North Korea's missile technology seemingly getting better by the day, the Communist country's threats might become legitimate sooner than expected.