Analysis: Despite test, North Korean ICBM likely years away

 

 

 

 

 

TOKYO — Despite North Korea’s claim its intercontinental ballistic missile launch shows it can attack targets anywhere it wants, experts say it will probably be years before it could use such a weapon in a real-world scenario.

 

The test on Tuesday demonstrated the North is closer than ever before to reaching its final goal of developing a credible nuclear deterrent to what it sees as the hostile policy of its archenemies in Washington.

 

But even for an experienced superpower, getting an ICBM to work reliably can take a decade.

 

Launching a missile under test conditions is relatively easy. It can b…

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