North Korea is capable of hitting the US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, with its short-range ‘Scud’-derived missiles, multiple sources in the South Korean military were quoted as saying by the JoongAng Ilbo newspaper on 28 June.
“We previously assumed the ‘Scud-ER’, a modified version of the ‘Scud C’, could fly about 700 km. But our joint assessment with US intelligence indicates that it can fly more than 1,000 km,” a senior South Korean military official told the Seoul-based daily on condition of anonymity. “North Korea imported . . . Soviet era-made ‘Scud B’ missiles in the early 1980s through Egypt and has been constantly working to upgrade their specifications,” he added. […]