U.S. Pacific Command Detects, Tracks North Korean Missile Launch https://t.co/IDI0haq6Fy
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U.S. Pacific Command Detects, Tracks North Korean Missile Launch
By CDR David Benham | U.S. Pacific Command | April 04, 2017CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii — The U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 11:42 a.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, April 4. The launch of a single ballistic missile occurred at a land-based facility near Sinpo.
The missile was tracked until it landed in the Sea of Japan at 11:51 a.m.
Initial assessments indicate that the type of missile was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM).
USPACOM is fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined that the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.
An Administration official has issued the following statement:
A senior White House official issued a dire warning to reporters Tuesday on the state of North Korea’s nuclear program, declaring “the clock has now run out and all options are on the table.”“The clock has now run out, and all options are on the table,” the official said, pointing to the failure of successive administration’s efforts to negotiate an end to North Korea’s nuclear program.The senior White House official who issued Tuesday’s ominous missive also said North Korea is a “matter of urgent interest for the President and the administration as a whole” and emphasized that “all options are on the table.”Those options could include stepped up economic sanctions — including against Chinese entities that do business with North Korea — cyberattacks or military action.Earlier Tuesday, Gen. John Hyten, the commander of US Strategic Command, which oversees US nuclear weapons and missile defense forces, contradicted Trump, saying China was critical to solving the North Korea nuclear challenge.