North Korea’s military launches ICBM ahead of South Korean-Japanese summit

Source: Axios

“North Korea’s military test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) hours before the leaders of South Korea and Japan were due to meet for a key summit on Thursday, South Korean and Japanese officials said. The missile that the officials said landed in the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday morning local time came as U.S. and South Korean militaries conduct an 11-day joint drill that began Friday, which they said involves the integration of elements of ‘live exercises’ and simulations to symbolize ‘the defensive nature of the exercise.’ Pyongyang has said it regards such action as hostile and a North Korean missile test had been expected.” (03/16/23)