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S. Korea says N. Korea tested 2 short-range missiles

By Sam Kim

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:26 a.m. HST, Mar 16, 2013

SEOUL » North Korea test-fired a pair of short-range missiles into its eastern waters this past week in a likely response to ongoing routine U.S.-South Korean military drills, a South Korean official said Saturday (Friday in Hawaii).

The North launched what appeared to be KN-02 missiles during its own drills, the military official said. He would not say on which day the missiles were fired or give other details, and declined to be named, citing policy.

North Korea routinely launches short-range missiles in an effort to improve its arsenal, but the latest test comes at a time of rising tensions. Pyongyang has threatened nuclear strikes on Seoul and Washington because of the U.S.-South Korean drills and recent U.N. sanctions over its third nuclear test.

Analysts say Pyongyang's threats are partly an attempt to push Washington to agree to disarmament-for-aid talks

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cojef wrote:
More "sabre-rattling" by a defunct regime where the masses are starving for lack of food brought about by series of droughts tha plagued that nation for the past many years.
on March 16,2013 | 07:13AM
hanalei395 wrote:
It's only natural that N. Korea would test fire short-range missles.... with S. Korea having military drills with a foreign superpower, just south of their border.
on March 16,2013 | 07:46AM
808warriorfan wrote:
Led by that brat of a leader Kim Chee III. What does he know about Military Tactics ?????
on March 16,2013 | 07:59AM
hanalei395 wrote:
A brat, ordered by his leader, his Vice President, 10 years ago this month....What did he know about Military Tactics?????
on March 16,2013 | 09:51AM
stingray65 wrote:
I wish the North Korean will just shut up or Shoot that missiles. It will not last fifteen minutes in the air. We just jam it and send it back where it came from!! Talk talk no action.!!
on March 16,2013 | 08:30AM
HD36 wrote:
South Korea has more money and weapons technology than North Korea and can easily defend itself without the US spending billions it doesn't have.
on March 16,2013 | 10:53AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Nope. The S. Koreans need the U.S. with them. They're not fighting the N. Koreans alone.
on March 16,2013 | 11:21AM
HD36 wrote:
The US is the largest debtor nation in the history of the world that already spends more on military than all other nations combined. Admiral and Joint Chief of Staff Mike Mullen said the greatest threat to our national defense comes from our national deficit.
on March 16,2013 | 02:26PM
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