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Card FileBy: Nathan IyerResolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.
North Korean Missile ProgramNK wants long range missiles BBC News, 4-1-2017, "North Korea's missile programme," , accessed 6-23-2017, NINorth Korea's latest efforts appear (is)focused on building reliable long-range missiles, which may have the potential toreach the mainland United States.Two types of intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) known as the KN-08 and KN-14, havebeen observed at various military parades since 2012.Carried and launched from the back of a modified truck, the three-stage KN-08 is believed to have a range of about 11,500km.The KN-14 appears to be a two-stage missile, with a possible range of around 10,000km.Neither missile has yet been flight tested, but recent images have shown engine trials under way and what appears to be a heat shield for a warhead being tested.NK is capable of attacking SKBBC News, 4-1-2017, "North Korea's missile programme," , accessed 6-23-2017, NIIn an April 2016 analysis,the International Institute for Strategic Studies said the missiles were a "proven system which can hit all of South Korea and much of Japan".More capable missiles followed with the development of the Musudan range, which was most recently tested in 2016.Estimates differ dramatically on its how far it can fly, with Israeli intelligence puttingit at 2,500km and the US Missile Defense Agency estimating about 3,200km. Other sources suggest a possible 4,000km.NK missile launches are threat to JapanAnna Fifield, 05-28-2017, "North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch lands in Japan’s economic zone," Washington Post, -japan/2017/05/28/cb072e0e-43f6-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.124a390e80d3, accessed 7-16-2017, NINorth Korea launched a newshort-range ballistic missile, similar to a Scud, on Monday morning, and it(that) flewabout 280 miles to land inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. This launch is North Korea’s third in three weeks and its 12th this year,underscoring Kim Jong Un’s determination to advance his regime’s technical capabilities and his continued defiance of the international community.“The firing of the ballistic missile of this time is extremely problematic in terms of safety of aircraft and ships,” Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, told reportersin an emergency news conference. “It also clearly violates resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council.”
THAADTHAAD will not happen soonWashington Post, 06-07-2017, "South Korea suspends deployment of American missile defense system," -11e7-b69d-c158df3149e9_story.html?utm_term=.c1f0cbb6cdea, accessed 7-16-2017, NITOKYO — South Korea has suspended the deployment of a controversial American missile defense system

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The American, Intercontinental ballistic missile, Ballistic missile, National missile defense

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