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Kim Jong Un’s ‘Son of Scud’ Poses New Threat to U.S. Troops

  • Mobile missiles could quickly strike all parts of peninsula
  • Weapons appear based on Russian design short-range missile
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North Korea Test-Launches Missiles

North Korea’s latest weapons tests suggest the regime has developed a new missile that’s easier to hide, harder to strike down and capable of hitting all of South Korea.

Military exercises conducted by North Korea on Thursday and the previous Saturday featured the launch of solid-fuel, short-range ballistic missiles that look like a local variation on Russia’s Iskander. The so-called Son of Scud is “an extremely flexible battlefield system” designed to strike military units and capable of carrying nuclear warheads, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.