The parade, according to experts, provided a look into Kim’s military goals, notably his attempts to construct solid-fueled rockets.
On Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to accelerate the country’s nuclear weapons development during a military display in Pyongyang that featured the country’s most powerful arsenal ever, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that analysts believe can reach the whole US mainland. Kim declared the nation will “strengthen and build” its nuclear capabilities at the “fastest possible” rate as a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile, numerous huge rocket launchers, and a submarine-launched ballistic missile were paraded through the streets of Pyongyang. Experts said the parade, which commemorated the North Korean army’s creation 90 years ago, provided an insight into Kim’s weapons goals, notably his attempts to produce solid-fueled missiles that would be simpler to conceal from international surveillance agencies. According to them, it also provided insight into his psyche.