Satellite images suggest military preparations in North Korea

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent

 

TOKYO — Satellite images of a North Korean shipyard suggest that the regime in Pyongyang is constructing a new and larger generation of submarines that could potentially be used to fire submarine-launched ballistic missiles against targets in the continental United States or at U.S. military facilities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Images captured by commercial satellites in September show components compatible with the construction of a submarine stockpiled at the Sinpo South Shipyard, according to the 38 North website, operated by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

The report emphasizes . . .

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