South Korea Says Newest Missile Can Strike Any North Target
South Korea's Defense Ministry announced it successfully tested a ballistic missile with a range of 500 kilometers ... or nearly all of North Korea.By Cliff Judy | June 3, 2015
South Korea flexed its military muscles Wednesday in a move with much further reach than any ground force could achieve.
The country's Defense Ministry announced this launch was a successful test of a ballistic missile capable of reaching 500 kilometers — or nearly every part of North Korea. South Korean President Park Geun-hye was on hand for the test. (Video via YTN)
Up until 2012, South Korea had only been allowed to develop ballistic missiles that could travel a max of 300 kilometers. That's when the U.S. agreed to let South Korea extend the range of its missiles as long as they couldn't threaten China or Japan. (Video via KBS)