Early Friday morning, North Korea’s military launched two short-range missiles from an area near Yonghung on the country’s east coast.
This was the third such test in two weeks: Pyongyang conducted similar launches on July 25 and 31 as well. July’s dual test was a repeat of a similar round of testing in May.
Among the missiles launched recently is the KN-23, a North Korean variant of the Russian Iskander missile. It has a short range, but is capable of flying on a complicated trajectory which greatly increases its chances of penetrating enemy anti-missile
Early Friday morning, North Korea's military launched two short-range missiles from an area near Yonghung on the country's east coast.
Andrei Lankov is a Director at NK News and writes exclusively for the site as one of the world's leading authorities on North Korea. A graduate of Leningrad State University, he attended Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung University from 1984-5 - an experience you can read about here. In addition to his writing, he is also a Professor at Kookmin University.