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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

North Korea 'Preparing to Unveil Missile Capable of Striking Continental US'

North Korea is preparing to unveil a new long-range missile that is capable of striking targets in the continental US.

South Korean activists hang an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing the North's announcement of a planned satellite launch, in Seoul  Photo: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

Reconnaissance satellites have identified the huge missile at a government research and development facility in Pyongyang, South Korean government sources told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.

Analysts estimate the weapon to be around 130 feet long and, equipped with a more powerful booster unit, capable of delivering a warhead more than 6,200 miles. 

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