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US: No progress in N.Korean missile technology

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Laaska News Apr.19, 2012
A senior US defense official says North Korea’s failed rocket launch shows it has made little progress in developing a missile.

The head of the Missile Defense Agency Patrick O’Reilly made the assessment at a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

He said a lot of flight testing is needed to validate and have reliance in missile capability, but the North has not done that.

He told the hearing that this failure is evident every time the North test-fires and that progress was not apparent in the latest flight test.

The Missile Defense Agency has set up interception bases in Alaska and California to counter long-range ballistic missiles from North Korea and other countries.

The Agency is monitoring around the clock any move by the North, using an information gathering satellite.

Thursday, April 19, 2012