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North Korea making ‘alarming progress’ and could strike US with nuclear-capable ICBM by end of 2018

North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, US officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with atomic weapons. The new assessment by the Pentagon’s Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), which shaves a full two years off the consensus forecast for North Korea’s ICBM programme, was prompted by recent missile…… …read more

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