Regime’s new KN-14 missile can strike anywhere from the West Coast to Chicago

The Pentagon confirms this week that North Korea has developed a new long-range missile capable of striking the interior of the United States.

The KN-14 intercontinental ballistic missile is an improvement over the current KN-8.  It has not yet been flight-tested, but the Pentagon confirms it is otherwise tested and functional.

Previous DPRK missile technology is believed to be capable of reaching the west coast of the United States.

The KN-14’s range of 5,000 – 6,200 miles means the North Korean military can now launch an ICBM that would reach the interior of the U.S.

“From the far northern corner of North Korea, [6,300-mile] range is sufficient for the KN-14 potentially to reach Chicago and Toronto,” says Rick Fisher, a senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, citing Russian sources.

The missile is mounted on a Chinese-made launcher.

It was first publicly displayed during an Oct. 10, 2015 parade in Pyongyang, marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling Korean Workers Party, but it was not confirmed as operational until now.

While North Korea now has missiles capable of reaching the U.S., and have around 20 nuclear warheads, they have not yet developed a nuclear warhead small enough to be carried by an ICBM.

The regime recently released a propaganda video depicting a computer-animated, nuclear missile attack on Washington, D.C.

In this video, “Last Chance,” the nuclear missile is launched from a submarine.

Currently, North Korea does not have nuclear missile capability, as their submarine technology is 50 years behind the rest of the world.  For now, they maintain a fleet of Romeo-class submarines – a 1950’s model of a diesel submarine.

Not only is their submarine fleet horribly outdated, their inability to maintain them properly has left several to fail and sink on their own.

Still, it may only be a matter of time before North Korea develops a long-range nuclear ICBM.

“I agree with the intel community that we assess that they have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have the ability to put them on a rocket that can range the homelands,” Adm. William Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command, told a Congressional hearing.