Summary: North Korea attempted and failed to launch what experts believe was an intermediate-range ballistic missile
Friday in defiance of U.N.
The V-2 was an intermediate-range ballistic missile
, not intercontinental.
The SM-3 missile is designed to destroy incoming short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missile
threats by colliding with them in space, a concept sometimes described as "hitting a bullet with a bullet." More than 155 SM-3s have been delivered to the US and Japan.
John Boyes's Project Emily is the first operationally focused, book-length study of the Thor intermediate-range ballistic missile
(IRBM) since Julian Hartt's The Mighty Thor: Missile in Readiness in 1961.
He also expressed concern about North Korea's alleged missile development cooperation with Iran, citing Tehran's reported purchase of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile
Pyongyang is developing.
On Monday, Defense Agency sources said the ASDF conducted the secret study following North Korea's 1993 test-firing of a Rodong intermediate-range ballistic missile
4 of a variation of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile, calling it "potentially" a nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile
. France's UN Ambassador Francois Delattre, Germany's UN Ambassador Christoph Heusgen and Britain's UN Ambassador Karen Pierce asked Guterres to report "fully and thoroughly on Iranian ballistic missile activity inconsistent" with the 2015 resolution in his next report to the Security Council.
-- August 1998: North Korea launched Taepodong-1, an intermediate-range ballistic missile
. -- September 1999: Late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il ordered the halt of nuclear tests.
Pyongyang tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile
By: MENA NEW YORK -- 15 September 2017: North Korea's latest launch of intermediate-range ballistic missile
on Friday represents a direct challenge to the United States and China just days after a new sanctions resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council, the New York Times newspaper said in a report on Friday.
After the July 4 launch, the United States conducted the successful test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system by shooting down an intermediate-range ballistic missile
over the Pacific Ocean, thus increasing tensions between the United States and North Korea.