US airport security theatrics: Flights grounded after North Korean missile test

Source: Time

“Flights out of some airports on the U.S. West Coast were briefly halted by aviation regulators as a precaution on Monday after North Korea launched a high-speed missile in a test. The so-called ground stop, which paused departures from an unspecified number of airports, lasted less than 15 minutes. North Korea’s missile [allegedly] flew at almost 10 times the speed of sound into waters off its eastern coast, ratcheting up tensions in the region and with the U.S.” (01/12/22)