North Korea Tests Anti-Ship Missile

North Korea today test-fired an antiship missile as part of an annual military exercise, South Korean military officials said (see GSN, April 1).

The office of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff refused to identify the type of missile used in the test, but said North Korea had previously conducted tests of the same missile earlier this year, according to the Associated Press.

The North Korean missile did not pose an immediate threat to neighboring countries, a Japanese Defense Agency official said. Reports indicated that the missile had a range of about 60 miles, the official said, adding that it was believed that the test was part of “routine training,” (Soo-jeong Lee, Associated Press/Washington Post, Oct. 20).

October 20, 2003
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North Korea today test-fired an antiship missile as part of an annual military exercise, South Korean military officials said (see GSN, April 1).

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