NORTH KOREA HAS FIRED ANOTHER UNIDENTIFIED MISSILE.
MISSILE FLEW ABOUT 500KM - SAYS A SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY STATEMENT
Details: Missile Likely Pukguksong-2 KN-15 MRBM, Launched 0859z, Splashed Outside Japan Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), No Ships/Aircraft Struck, J-Alert Not Activated
Japan's J-Alert system failed to detect North Korean missile launch -- NHK
Missile launched from Vicinity of Bukchang Pyeongannam-do, Traveling 500 Kilometers; Likely Splashing in East Sea; #ROK Convenes National Security Council (NSC)
missile reportedly flew 500km with 560km apogee - almost identical to the missile lofted Feb 2017 KN-15 launch from same vicinity
Experts think the launch was to test Bukkuk-2's engine for use in ICBMs; "it wasn't to test Bukuk-2's performance."
Japan convening emergency Cabinet Meeting.
From my sources in the Pentagon:
"Already heightened concerns after the weekend from North Korea. Satellite pictures of anti-aircraft/missile weapons being deployed around the country and that any military action is becoming more and more potentially catastrophic by the week. Many new concerns of North Korean Electro-Magnetic Pulse(EMP) threat too. Window of opportunity for a successful limited strike against North Korea is diminishing rapidly."
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