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North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles creating pressure on the US.


 Introduction- This article depicts the recent launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea. Several countries claim that it wants to create pressure on the US by showing its missile power to the entire world, and it also includes various launch events by North Korea. 

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the water off its eastern coast, adding to a recent flurry in weapon quizzes as the United States prepared to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group to neighboring waters to step up military exercises with the South.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the "missiles flew cross–country after being fired from a western inland area south of North Korean capital of Pyongyang but didn't immediately release specific flight details." Japan's coast guard said it believed both the weapons landed outside Japan’s economic zone.

These missiles were launched as the seventh missile event this month and underscored heightening military tensions in the region as the pace of both the North Korean weapons tests and the U.S. – South Korea joint military exercises have accelerated in recent months in a repetitive cycle of tit – for – tat responses.

The allies last week completed 11 – a daily exercise that included their most considerable field training in years, but North Korea is expected to step up its testing activity further as the United States moves an aircraft carrier group to the peninsula this week for another round of joint drills.

The allies last week completed 11 – a daily exercise that included their most considerable field training in years, but North Korea is expected to step up its testing activity further as the United States moves an aircraft carrier group to the peninsula this week for another round of joint drills.


North Korea has fired more than 20 ballistic and cruise missiles across 11 launch events this year as it tries to force the United States to accept its nuclear status and negotiate the removal of sanctions from a position of strength.

This month's launches included a flight–test of an intercontinental ballistic missile and a series of short–range weapons intended to overwhelm South Korean missile defenses as it tries to demonstrate an ability to conduct nuclear strikes on both South Korea and the U.S. mainland.

Last week it conducted what it describes as a three–day exercise that simulated nuclear attacks on South Korean targets as leader Kim Jong Un condemned the U.S. – South Korean joint military drills as invasion rehearsals. The allies say that the exercises are defensive.

The North's test further included a purported nuclear–capable underwater drone that it claimed could set off a vast "radioactive tsunami" that would destroy naval vessels and ports. Analysts were skeptical about the North Korean claims about the drone or whether the device presents a significant new threat, but the tests underlined the North's commitment to expanding its nuclear threats.

 Following the North's announcement of the drone test on Friday, South Korea's air force released details of a five–day joint ariel drill with the United States last week that included life–fire demonstrations of air–to–air and air–to–ground weapons. The air force said the exercise was aimed at verifying precision strike capabilities and reaffirming the credibility of Seoul's "three–axis" strategy against North Korean nuclear threats.

Preemptively striking sources of attacks, intercepting incoming missiles, and neutralizing the North's leadership and critical military facilities, it is already coming off a record year in weapon testing, launching more than 70 missiles in 2022, when it set into law an escalator nuclear doctrine that authorizes preemptive atomic strikes in a broad range of scenarios where it may perceive its leadership under a significant threat.

The launch comes as HYPERLINK "" \t "_self" Seoul and Washington are carrying out a joint amphibious landing exercise, just days after wrapping up their largest combined military drills in five years Thursday. "Our military detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired from around Junghwa area in North Hwanghae province from 07:47 am (2247 GMT) towards the East Sea," South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, referring to the body of water also known as the Sea of Japan.


Pyongyang has carried out military drills of its own in response, including test-firing a new nuclear-capable underwater drone and conducting its second intercontinental ballistic missile launch this year. The weapon's mission is to "stealthily infiltrate into operational waters and make a super-scale radioactive tsunami ... to destroy naval striker groups and major operational ports of the enemy," the Korean Central News Agency reported.


North Korea last year declared itself an "irreversible" nuclear power, and Kim recently called for an "exponential" increase in weapons production, including tactical nuclear weapons. Kim also ordered the North Korean military this month to intensify drills to prepare for a "real war."


The launches come just two days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the sea off Japan's west coast, prompting the United States to hold joint air exercises with South Korea and separately with Japan on Sunday.


"The 600 mm multiple rocket launcher mobilized in the firing ... is a means of a tactical nuclear weapon," capable of "paralyzing" an enemy airfield, North Korea's KCNA state news agency said.

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Whitney Edna Ibe


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