North Korea Nuclear Missiles: How Many People Will Die if Kim Jong Un Fires?

Sofia Lotto Persio
Newsweek
North Korea Nuclear Missiles: How Many People Will Die if Kim Jong Un Fires?
North Korea Nuclear Missiles: How Many People Will Die if Kim Jong Un Fires?

Pentagon officials have long warned about the human cost of a war in the Korean peninsula, but a new report details the different scenarios and related damage of a North Korean nuclear strike on its neighbors Japan and South Korea. Analysis published on the North Korea monitoring group 38 North, a project of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, calculates the amount of casualties that would result from a nuclear attack, taking into account North Korea’s estimated capabilities.

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