North Korea continues to prove why we need to put them in their place sooner, rather than later.
According to the “Los Angeles Times,” North Korea is now building a man-made island in the Yellow Sea and it is believed that they are building the island to store missile launch facilities.
The islands are fairly small in size, lending credibility to the claims that they will be used for military purposes.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to the South China Morning Post, however, the government insisted that the islands were part of a land reclamation project begun in 2012. North Korea’s official state media mouthpiece, KCNA, reported that the islands are “equal to an area of a county” and are home to fish, duck and oyster farms.
However, Steve Sin — a University of Maryland researcher on unconventional weapons and technology — told the newspaper that “the North Koreans build just about everything for dual purpose.”
“So, building something that is of military use on an agricultural project is certainly within its usual pattern,” he said.
He did note that the islands would likely be used for shorter range missiles, not ICBMs: “North Korea still has to stack and fuel those at the launch site itself,” Sin said.
The islands are located off the coast of Sohae, 70 miles northwest of Pyongyang.
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