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North Korea Seen Expanding Missile Base

Satellite images reveal tunneling and other construction activity at two sites near the Chinese border that are believed to house long-range missiles that could in theory reach the United States.
Satellite images reveal tunneling and other construction activity at two sites believed to house long-range missiles. Source: D Schmerler/MIIS/PlanetLabs

North Korea appears to be expanding a missile base in a remote, mountainous part of the country, according to new commercial satellite imagery studied by independent researchers.

The base, located near the Chinese border, is believed to be capable

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