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North Korea launches a ballistic missile, what could hit it?

North Korea launches a ballistic missile, what could hit it?

North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile, according to the South Korean military. “North Korea is launching unidentified ballistic missiles toward the East Sea,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said, referring to the body of water also known as the Sea of ​​Japan. The Japanese government said on the X program that North Korea fired “what appears to be a ballistic missile,” without providing further information. The launch of the ballistic missile comes after South Korea announced that it had detected another short-range ballistic missile launched from the Pyongyang region on Sunday evening.

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The Japanese Defense Ministry said the missile launched by North Korea is part of a class of intercontinental ballistic missiles with a potential range that could cover the entire United States. “The ICBM-class ballistic missile launched this time, if calculated on a trajectory basis, depending on the weight of the warhead, could have a range of more than 15,000 kilometers (9,320 miles). “In this case, the entire territory of the United States will be within scope,” said Shingo Miyake, parliamentary deputy defense minister.

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