North Korea with New Tech

Hannah Lin, Staff Writer

   The development of technology has been on the rise all over world, including North Korea. A few days ago, North Korea was conducting tests on a new engine for their rockets. According to  USA Today, “North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country’s space program.”

  At 9:30 PM on March 22, BBC News reported that North Korea was actually testing new missiles and that these tests have “failed.”

  Based on what the US military reported to BBC News, they detected a missile from North Korea that appeared to have exploded just a few seconds after it was launched. North Korea is actually banned from any missile or nuclear test by the rules of the United Nations.

  Even with these rules in effect, North Korea still continues to do as they please. According to BBC News, “Earlier this month,… North [Korea] fired four missiles that flew about 1,000 km (620 miles) landing in Japanese waters.”

  Sky Hall (11) feels very unnerved about the United States’ safety because of the fact that North Korea is making advancements in technology. She said, “The United States has [bothered] yet another country who now has access to destructive [nuclear] weaponry that could wipe out an entire nation.”

  She also believes that there is a good and bad that comes with letting North Korea conduct nuclear and missile tests.

  “On one hand, North Korea should have the right to expand their military capabilities as much as countries like America have, but on the other hand, no nation should spend as much time, money, and resources, on weapons that will only bring death and destruction as they already do. … So no, I don’t think it is right, but I don’t think it was right for America or any other countries to do those tests either.”

  Technology is going to continue to develop around the world whether we like it or not, but all we can do is hope for the best and that nothing bad will happen.