North Korean missile advances expose Japan in two-decade arms race: sources



Successful rocket tests have propelled North Korea ahead in a two-decade long arms race with Japan, leaving Tokyo unsure it could fend off a missile strike by the Pyongyang regime without U.S. help, military sources told Reuters.
Under young leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has test fired 21 ballistic missiles since the start of the year, an unprecedented burst of activity that has rattled its neighbours and the international community.
"Their progress has been faster than anticipated," a senior Japanese military commander said. "There is a limit to what our current ballistic... read more

 
4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 55
Source: Reuters
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