On Tuesday, North Korea fired a suspected missile off its east coast, South Korean and Japanese authorities report. The launch is the second within a week, following what North Korea says was a “hypersonic” missile launched on January 5.
North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile, its second in less than a week, underscoring leader Kim Jong Un’s New Year vow to bolster the military amid stalled talks with South Korea and the United States.
North Korea fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second launch in a week, following leader Kim Jong Un’s calls to expand its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international opposition.
What people are saying?
Josh Smith Both of the “hypersonic missile” launched by North Korea featured a rocket booster with “fuel ampoules”, which analysts believe allows the liquid-fueled missiles to be gassed-up in the factory, rather than at the launch site where they are sitting ducks
Daniel Zalewski When no one cares about what’s going on in North Korea for a few years Kim jong un shoots off a missile to remind us he’s still alive.