Author: Nick Mordowanec

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is vowing to build “the world’s most powerful” nuclear arsenal mere weeks after conducting tests of multiple short-range ballistic missiles and an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported the leader’s ambitions, coming after a “test firing of a new kind” of ICBM called the Hwasong-17 on November 18 that is reportedly capable of reaching the United States.The New York Times reported that about 88 ballistic and cruise missiles have been launched as part of 34 North Korean weapons tests this year, including one missile earlier this month that hit water…

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