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Graphic shows key military developments in the Korean peninsula since 2017.
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North Korea tests ballistic missiles amid arms race

By Jordi Bou

September 13, 2021 - North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles off its east coast, South Korea's military said, ratcheting up regional tensions just days after testing a cruise missile with possible nuclear capabilities.

North Korea’s latest tests indicates that the arms race with South Korea is intensifying.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula rose sharply in 2017, when North Korea successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile able to reach anywhere in U.S.

A series of tit-for-tat weapons buildup between the two Koreas signaled that the rival militaries were arming themselves with increasingly powerful missiles that can fly farther and carry more destructive power, and that are harder to intercept.

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PUBLISHED: 15/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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