Saturday, February 6, 2016

ALERT! North Korea Fires Long Range Rocket

Sunday North Korea defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the UN and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

The launch, which South Korean officials confirmed about two hours after an eight-day launch window opened Sunday morning, follows North Korea's widely disputed claim last month to have tested a hydrogen bomb. It will be considered a further provocation by Washington and its allies and likely draw more sanctions and condemnation from the United Nations

Seoul's Defense Ministry said that South Korea and the United States, which stations more than 28,000 troops in the South as a buttress against any North Korean aggression, have deployed key military assets, including the South's Aegis-equipped destroyers and radar spy planes, to track the North Korean rocket after its launch.

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