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How Far Can North Korea's Missiles Actually Reach?

Though we know in theoretical terms that North Korea has missiles that could hit Los Angeles, where else could North Korea’s missiles actually hit? With all the hubbub about North Korea and its redeployment of missiles on North Korea’s eastern coast, the Washington Post created a map showing the range of North Korea’s various missiles.

No one is sure what missiles North Korea has redeployed, it could be the Musudan missiles (that’s what South Korea says) or the KN-08 (that’s what Japan is saying) but thanks to the gigantic Pacific Ocean, most of the United States looks to be safe from harm from both those missiles. Nearby Japan and South Korea and China, on the other hand, could be assed.

The best thing on the world’s side (sort of) is that neither missile is especially accurate. It could hit the ocean for all we know. Plus, though North Korea may have the bravado of long range missiles, they might not have the brains to actually launch one. [Washington Post]