U.S.: N. Korea may test missiles at any time
A North Korean soldier looks through binoculars last month in a demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.
April 9th, 2013
05:51 PM ET

U.S.: N. Korea may test missiles at any time

The Obama administration calculates it's likely North Korea may test fire mobile ballistic missiles at any time, based on the most recent intelligence showing Pyongyang probably has completed launch preparations, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

The administration believes a test launch could happen without North Korea issuing a standard notice to commercial aviation and maritime shipping warning them to stay away from the missile's path, according to the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the information.

Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, the top U.S. commander in the Pacific, on Tuesday called repeated North Korean violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions forbidding the "building and testing" of long-range ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons "a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security and regional peace and stability."

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  1. chrissy

    Lol @ Pete, yup. I think hes just starved for attention and will do anything to get it.

    April 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    Guess I am going to have to redefine my understanding of "imminent" launch! They have been saying this for days now. And the latest info. about ready to launch multiple missiles? That doesn't sound like any test to me?

    April 11, 2013 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pete

    @chrissy,good morning..Hey do you have any left over candy from Easter ,maybe UN will quiet down if you bribe him with that..Or maybe a stuffed animal to play with or maybe a teething ring because his new teeth are cutting his gums ,poor thing running a country and no one to play with,waaa!!

    April 11, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
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