Defense officials in South Korea said they believe North Korea has been testing its new Musudan missiles, which could theoretically reach the United States if development continues. The launches are obvious failures in the week before Kim Jong Un holds a leading party meeting, the AP reports.
South Korea also reported a failed test on April 14, but could not confirm the type of missile tested then.
Thursday’s first launch attempt took place in the morning, but the rocket crashed seconds later. Then in the evening, South Korean officials said another test failed near the South’s city of Wonsan. NORAD confirmed both launches.
- Essay: The Tyre Nichols Videos Demand Solemnity, Not Sensationalism
- For People With Disabilities, Losing Abortion Access Can Be a Matter of Life or Death
- Inside the Stealth Efforts to Smuggle Starlink Internet Into Iran
- Natasha Lyonne on Poker Face and Creating Characters Who Subvert Leading-Lady Tropes
- How to Help the Victims and Community After the Monterey Park Shooting
- Why Grocery Staples Are So Expensive Right Now
- Quantum Computers Could Solve Countless Problems—and Create a Lot of New Ones
- Where to Watch All of the 2023 Oscar Nominees
- How to Be Mindful if You Hate Meditating