March 26, 2014

North Korea Fires Missile as Obama Meets With Abe-Park

By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Source: Bloomberg

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles capable of reaching both Japan and South Korea as President Barack Obamahosted the first meeting between the leaders of the U.S.’s biggest Asian allies.

The Rodong missiles were fired early this morning and flew 650 kilometers (400 miles), South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min Seok said at a briefing in Seoul. The launches coincided with Obama’s talks with President Park Geun Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the conclusion of a Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague.

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  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...