The North Korean Submarine missile launch Photograph was modified according to US Admiral James Winnefeld of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.\
North Korea said that on May 9, it had successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. However, due to the fact the photograph was manipulated, Admiral Winnefeld said that they have not gotten as far as their video editors would have the US believe.
Along with Winnefeld, German Aerospace Engineers Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker of Schmucker Technologie supported the manipulation angle.
According to the two, the photos of the launch were heavily modified which included the reflections of the missile exhaust flame that did not line up with the missile itself.
However, South Korea continues to believe the photos are authentic and that the missile had been launched from the submarine itself.
South Korea has a record of providing fraudulent evidence for advancements in military technologies.