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    NewHopeR is offline Senior Member
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    Does "be further from" mean "be more advanced than"?

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    North Korea recently put a satellite into orbit. Doesn't that suggest it can build an intercontinental ballistic missile?
    If anything, the successful launch of a satellite into low-Earth orbit in December 2012 on its Unha-3 rocket indicates that Pyongyang may be further from building an ICBM than was previously thought.

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    Re: Does "be further from" mean "be more advanced than"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    North Korea recently put a satellite into orbit. Doesn't that suggest it can build an intercontinental ballistic missile?
    If anything, the successful launch of a satellite into low-Earth orbit in December 2012 on its Unha-3 rocket indicates that Pyongyang may be further from building an ICBM than was previously thought.

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    What can North Korean missiles hit? Can we stop them? - tech - 09 April 2013 - New Scientist
    No, it means the opposite. Apparently they used old style rockets for the satellite launch, which means they don't have the more advanced technology necessary for an ICBM.

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