North Korea Tests New Ballistic Missile

Test range for successful launch was over 900 miles.

According to an announcement from North Korea’s official newspaper, a new cruise ballistic missile, part of their ongoing nuclear program, was successfully launched over the weekend. It traveled more than 900 miles before crash landing at an unidentified location. The report said the missile was airborne for 1.5 hours.

According to a South Korean defense ministry official, “Cruise missiles are often detected after the tests are conducted for their low flight altitudes. North Korea had conducted two cruise missile tests already this year, but we did not disclose them as we do not disclose all cruise missile tests we detect.”

The U.S. Indo Pacific Command stated, “We are aware of reports of DPRK cruise missile launches. We will continue to monitor the situation and we are consulting closely with our allies and partners. This activity highlights the DPRK’s continuing focus on developing its military program and the threats that poses to its neighbors and the international community. The U.S. commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan remains ironclad.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. military leaders as they monitor North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
  • For State Department diplomats and other who are seeking to strengthen alliances in the Indo=Pacific.
  • For wisdom for the president’s administration in dealing with emerging nuclear threats.

Sources: One America News, CNBC


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