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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Markus Schiller
Medium- and long-range missiles paraded last month through the streets of the North Korean capital Pyongyang — and those displayed during earlier parades last year — are fakes, and the man in charge of developing them for the isolated communist state has disappeared, presumably purged, NBC reported Thursday.
Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes — and not very convincing ones — casting further doubt on the country's claims of military prowess.
Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes, and not very convincing ones, casting further doubt on the country's claims of military prowess.
For example, he noted, there was no evidence at the back of the Hwasong-13 of retro rockets necessary to separate the stages — crucial if a multi-stage missile is to reach sub-orbital space and strike across continents.
Mr. Schiller also said features on the rockets that varied from one to another — such as the differing placement of small guidance nozzles and hatches — add to his conclusion that they are "crude fakes."