Arms-control specialists and nuclear strategists have called on the United States to scrap its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) because they are most likely to cause accidental nuclear war with Russia.
The South Korean military said the North appears to be getting ready for another missile launch, possibly an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test and a day after Pyongyang sent shockwaves across the world by detonating a hydrogen bomb, which is said to be the most powerful weapon it has ever tested.
South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) says it is unlikely that North Korea has yet achieved the necessary technology to build intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), as Pyongyang celebrates the “successful launch” of the country’s first such missile a week earlier.
As the US describes North Korea’s successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test as an international threat, North’s leader Kim Jong-Un calls it a gift to the "American bastards" on the fourth of July Independence Day holiday.
North Korea claims it can test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking the US mainland at any time from any location, saying Washington’s "hostile" policy has forced Pyongyang to develop such missiles.
A US Defense Department think tank has estimated that modernization of the existing US nuclear arsenal is likely to cost Washington nearly $1 trillion over the next 30 years, which is way more than what the Pentagon can currently afford.