North Korean Missile Fails After Launch…
Posted on Jul 4, 2006
According to the AP: “A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch. The North also tested five smaller missiles in an exercise the White House called “provocative” but not an immediate threat.
Bush’s NSA advisor calls it provocative behavior.
The Japanese foreign minister said there was a “very high possibility” that his country would impose economic sanctions on North Korea.
A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch, U.S. officials said. The North also tested four of shorter range in an exercise the White House termed “a provocation” but not an immediate threat.
The audacious military tests by isolated communist nation came despite stern warnings from the United States and Japan ? and carried out as the U.S. celebrated the Fourth of July and launched the space shuttle.
None of the missiles made it as far as Japan. The Japanese government said all landed in the Sea of Japan between Japan and the Korean Peninsula.