North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile as Kim Jong Un Ramps Up Nuclear Program
North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile in the direction of the Sea of Japan, Jennifer Griffin reported on "Outnumbered Overtime," citing a senior U.S. defense official.
The missile was launched from just north of Pyongyang and went to the east, but the Pentagon and U.S. Pacific Command are analyzing its trajectory.
She said it is not yet know if it was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Griffin reported that there will be a defense meeting at the White House this afternoon to address this latest provocation from Kim Jong Un's rogue regime.
North Korea last fired a missile on September 15 that flew over Japan’s Hokkaido Island before splashing into the Pacific Ocean.
South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon told foreign correspondents in Seoul on Tuesday that North Korea is on the verge of achieving full nuclear capability with an intercontinental ballistic missile that could carry a nuclear warhead, according to Yonhap News Agency.
“North Korea has been developing its nuclear weapons at a faster-than-expected pace. We cannot rule out the possibility that North Korea could announce its completion of a clear force within one year," Cho said.
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