RISE OF NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT
KIM IL SUNG- 1912-1994
KIM JONG IL- 1941-2011
KIM JONG UN -1984-Present
1960s- KIM IL SUNG creates military academy.
1980s-NK imports Soviet-made ballistic missiles fro Egypt. NK has copied designs to make short-range scud type missiles. 🚨 Became an important revenue source, was exchanged for oil, nuclear technology, etc from: IRAN, SYRIA, and PAKISTAN
1993- successfully tested a medium range missile.
🚨2000- KIM JONG IL demanded $1billion to halt missile exports: " So its clear since we export [missiles] to get money, if you guarantee compensation, it will be suspend" -KIM JONG IL to Secretary of State MADELINE ALBRIGHT.
2006- two rounds of missile tests were conducted (long-range)
🚨2012- NK's Strategic Rocket Force Command conducted by KIM JONG UN, three month into his reign. It out Middle development on par with the army and Air Force.
2013- KIM JONG UN introduces "byungjin'' policy, which emphasizes the pursuit of economic progress and nuclear weapons.
2014- introduction of solid-fuel missiles. SFM's can be readied to fire within minutes and are easier to move on transports.
2016- NK tests solid-fuel missile for the first time.
February 2017- Successfully tested a medium-range, solid-fuel missile
April 2017- fired 9th missile so far this year -Some analysts say North Koreas record of exaggeration makes them cautious about its claim of being able to mount a nuclear missile war head on a long-range missile that could reach the US. North Korea hasn't tested it 🚨KN-08🚨 missile, the gravest potential threat in the country's arsenal.
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