Saturday, October 01, 2005

The State of Ballistic Missile Proliferation

This map indicates the state of ballistic missiles in 6 countries of proliferation concern. They possess ballistic missiles flying over 1,000 km. The ranges of missiles are shown in circle.

Among 6 countries of concern, India, Pakistan, and Israel already have nuclear bombs. Iran and North Korea are suspected.

North Korea’s Taepo Dong II is expected to reach Alaska. But no test has been done.

Saudi Arabia imported CSS-2 from China in 1987. Saudi has no nuclear weapons.

Source: Non-Proliferation Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace