North Korean coverage of Thursday’s missile launches: key takeaways
Language in state media suggests Pyongyang may continue to engage in high-profile shows-of-force
North Korean state media on July 26 reported that the leader on the previous day “organized and guided the power-demonstration fire of a new-type tactical guided weapon” to send a “solemn warning to the belligerent forces of the South Korean military” for their military exercises planned for August.
State media reports on the May 4 and 9 short-range missile launches, which also were in response to Seoul’s joint military exercises with the U.S., did not mention South Korea or the U.S. by name.
Targeting both the U.S. and South Korea
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