North Korea is once again stoking fears around the world after it launched four banned ballistic missiles off its coast this morning. All of them landed in the Sea of Japan, but one got as close as 190 miles from the coast of Japan.
The Pentagon says it detected and tracked the North Korean launch, which did not include intercontinental ballistic missiles and therefore posed no threat to North America. The U.S. Defense Department believes North Korea possesses missiles that are capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. (NBC News)
- North Korea says it was responding to joint military exercises involving the U.S. and South Korea.
- North Korea fired missiles last month is what was believed to be a show of force for the new Trump administration.
- South Korea is nervous enough to place anti-missile defense systems across the country to respond to a potential attack.
- If the U.S. is concerned that North Korean missiles could reach us, should we put anti-missile defense systems along our west coast?