Just when you thought President Trump was making headway denuclearizing North Korea, we start getting reports that there may be 20 undeclared missile bases still in operation according to the Beyond Parallel project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. What NOW?!?
The newly confirmed sites are part of the Korean People’s Army’s extensive network of missile operating bases, which are concentrated in three “belts” across North Korea. While each belt is oriented toward a different type of weapon, the bases are capable of housing the full range of ballistic missiles in Pyongyang’s arsenal, from short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) up to and including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), according to the Beyond Parallel analysis.
The Beyond Parallel report comes as Washington and Pyongyang have reached an impasse in nuclear talks spurred by the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May. Since then, high-level talks have failed to produce any movement toward increasing transparency into North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, largely due to major differences over how to initiate the denuclearization process.
Read the full article and see satellite imagery at The Daily Caller.