North Korea has launched a ballistic missile, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday
U.S. officials had been expecting either an intermediate or intercontinental-range missile, but are still assessing what kind was launched, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.
A U.S. intelligence official told CBS News the U.S. “is not surprised” by the launch, and said there were “plenty” of recent “indications” of a possible launch.
The South Korean news agency Yonhap first reported the launch, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The report said the unidentified missile flew eastward and the South Korean military is analyzing details with the U.S.
It marks the country’s first missile launch since September when it fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
President Trump was briefed on the missile launch while the missile was still in the air, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter.
.@POTUS was briefed, while missile was still in the air, on the situation in North Korea.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) November 28, 2017
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