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Monday, March 21, 2016

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles at Japan, One Explodes Mid-Flight

North Korea tried a little more saber-rattling in its ongoing tantrum against the U.S. and UN on Friday, firing two medium-range ballistic missiles in Japan’s general direction. Unfortunately for the irate dictatorship, one of the missiles blew up in flight, making it a less impressive demonstration of military might.

The first missile flew some 800 kilometers across North Korean territory, ultimately falling into the sea within the Japanese Air Defense Identification Zone. The second missile dropped off South Korean radar in mid-flight, leading officials to believe it exploded before reaching its target area. READ MORE