Posted December. 19, 2004 22:45,
According to Stephen G. Rademaker, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control on December 17, North Korea has been developing a multi-step Deapodong-2 missile that can reach the United States and has the ability to test-fire its ballistic missile at any time.
Assistant Secretary of State Stephen G. Rademaker insisted on it that day in his speech before the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, a civilian research institute.
His speaking came out two days after the U.S. Department of State announced its failure to test-fire its missile defense system, and it appears that his mention is to put emphasis on the need for a missile defense system. The Assistant Secretary explained that if North Korea uses a Daepodong-2 missile with a three-step rocket, it could carry an object weighing hundreds of kilograms 15,000 kilometers.