North Korea tries, fails – again – to successfully launch new missile

North Korea tries, fails – again – to successfully launch new missile

[Ed. – Well, they did say they’d be doing missile tests on a weekly basis, just to show us.]

North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Friday, but the missile “broke up in flight” over the Peninsula and has been deemed a failure, two U.S. officials have confirmed to Fox News.

The missile has been assessed to be a KN-17, a former Scud missile that officials believe is being tested to one day target ships. It flew roughly 25 miles and was in the air for about 15 minutes, officials tell Fox News. The KN-17 was launched from Pukchang.

A White House official told Fox News that the U.S. is not suprised by this latest test, nor by the fact that it failed. President Trump has been briefed on the test, also, according to a White House statement.

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