Kim Jong Un calls for 'full combat posture'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for a "full combat posture" as state media yesterday released photos showing missiles being fired during a long-range strike drill conducted by Pyongyang. The photos came a day after it tested two short-rang
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for a "full combat posture" as state media yesterday released photos showing missiles being fired during a long-range strike drill conducted by Pyongyang.

The photos came a day after it tested two short-range missiles. Analysts said the regime may have developed a new missile that is easier to hide, harder to strike down and capable of hitting all of South Korea.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2019, with the headline 'Kim Jong Un calls for 'full combat posture''. Print Edition | Subscribe