June 22, 2016

Successful launch by Pyongyang a concern for U.S.

North Korea’s ballistic missile tests this week were not the complete failure Pentagon officials initially believed, with one missile traveling 200 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan, reigniting concerns Pyongyang is inching closer to possessing a long-range nuclear weapon.

Initial reports from U.S. Strategic Command indicated two test shots of North Korea’s Musudan intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday afternoon failed over the Sea of Japan, according to a command statement, the latest in a string of such test failures.


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