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South Korea just launched itself into a very exclusive club. Here's why its new sub-launched missile sets it apart

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A South Korean Navy's Type 209-class submarine surfaces during the international fleet review near Busan, October 7, 2008.
KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP via Getty Images
On September 15, a South Korean submarine successfully test-launched a domestically built ballistic missile.
That test puts South Korea into the club of now eight countries with SLBM capability and makes it the only member without nuclear weapons.
It may also open a new phase in South Korea's arms race with North Korea.
On September 15, the South Korean navy made history when it successfully launched its own domestically built...
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