North Korea launches four more missiles as U.S. flies bombers over South

North Korea once again demonstrated it’s weaponry by launching four ballistic missiles into the sea on Saturday, as the United States sent two supersonic bombers over South Korea in a dueling display a of military might that highlights the recent tensions in the region.

  • NPR – South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the four short-range missiles fired from a western coastal area around noon flew about 130 kilometers (80 miles) toward the country’s western sea.
  • NBC NEWS – Saturday’s launch, fired between 11:31 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. KST, (22:21 and 22:59 p.m. Friday ET) comes as the United States and South Korea wrapped up a six-day Vigilant Storm exercise that began on Oct. 31.
  • CBS NEWS – The North has test-fired more than 30 missiles this week, including an intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday that triggered evacuation alerts in northern Japan, and flew large numbers of warplanes inside its territory in an angry reaction to a massive combined aerial exercise between the United States and South Korea.
  • MILITARY.COM – Vigilant Storm had been initially scheduled to end Friday, but the allies decided to extend the training to Saturday in response to a series of North Korean ballistic launches on Thursday, including an ICBM that triggered evacuation alerts and halted trains in northern Japan.