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U.S. expert says North Korea’s missile could have reached anywhere on U.S. mainland

TBS reported that while the ballistic missile launched by North Korea this morning fell within Japan’s EEZ after reaching an altitude of more than 4,000 km, U.S. military analyst David Wright said that if the missile was fired on a normal trajectory, it could have flown more than 13,000 km, meaning it could have struck anywhere on the U.S. mainland, including Washington D.C. Wright reportedly pointed out that fitting the missile with a lightweight mock warhead perhaps extended its range. Meanwhile, Japanese military commentator Osamu Eya said that North Korea could have fired an ICBM “Hwasong-14,” which can reach the west coast of the U.S., for the first time in about four months.

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