December 01, 2023

North Korea launches ballistic missile after criticizing US extended deterrence

Seoul says missile fired into East Sea just hours after DPRK foreign minister warned of ‘fiercer’ military response

This is a developing story. Please check back later. (Updated at 2:15 p.m. to include more information from South Korean military) 

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) into the East Sea on Thursday, and the U.S. and ROK militaries conducted a joint missile defense drill the same day, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).