[Ed. – I’m sensing a pattern here. Maybe if we keep annoying Kim Jong-Un enough times, we can get him to blow his whole arsenal.]
The government of North Korea has once again fired short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as a form of protest against new United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang and a large-scale military training exercise being conducted by American and South Korean troops.
The missiles in question are believed to be Scud series missiles, South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced following the launch. Pyongyang fired two missiles over the sea, apparently from coastal Wonsan city, which flew about 500 kilometers before splashing down, sinking. The Japanese government has lodged a formal complaint, as North Korea’s longer-range missiles are capable of hitting Japanese territory, Reuters notes.
This is the second such missile launch this month. On March 3, the South Korean government confirmed that North Korea shot up to six unidentified “projectiles,” believed to be short-range rockets or missiles, into the East Sea.