US OFFICIALS: NORTH KOREA CONDUCTS NEW MISSILE ENGINE TEST


One of these days a cruise missile will take out those launch sites.

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Satellite imagery shows “test preparations are well underway,” think tank says

By Michael Thalen

US defense officials say North Korea conducted yet another ballistic missile engine test last week amid rising tensions over the country’s nuclear weapons program.

The test, reportedly carried out Friday, was the third of its type in the last several weeks.

One of the officials, who spoke to CNN, said preliminary analysis indicated the engine technology could potentially be used in an intercontinental ballistic missile.

It was unclear, the official also noted, if the engine would need to be altered to work with such a missile, or if it would work with an ICBM at all.

The test came just days before new reports indicating North Korea may be in “the final stages of preparations for a sixth nuclear test.”

As reported by Washington-based think tank “38 North” Tuesday, satellite images taken this…

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