Report: North Korea launches short-range missiles
Kim Jong Un is briefed by his generals in this undated photo. On the wall is a map titled "Plan for the strategic forces to target mainland U.S."
May 18th, 2013
09:54 AM ET

Report: North Korea launches short-range missiles

North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles into the sea off the Korean Peninsula's east coast Saturday, South Korea's semi-official news agency Yonhap cited the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.

The ministry said it had detected two launches in the morning, followed by another in the afternoon, Yonhap reported.

The missiles were fired in a northeasterly direction, away from South Korean waters, the ministry said.

South Korea has beefed up monitoring on North Korea and is maintaining a high-level of readiness to deal with any risky developments, the ministry added, according to Yonhap.

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  1. Hamsta

    According to what chrissy said yesterday Obama reduced the defecit 32% in the last month. Then why is Jack Lew screaming to the press that we need to raise the debt ceiling again and saying it is not negotiable? The only way America could pay more than $5 trillion in less than a month would be if they sold America to North Korea. What harm would thay do? Not much, dems seem to like communism, they are already trying to force socialism down America's throat against the will of the citizens. Chrissy, take it from someone who has lived in debt mor than half of his life, your great grandkids will be paying back what Obama borrowed.

    May 18, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Looks like the Government has beefed up its monitoring of us as well. Next time you see a mosquito look a little closer, you just might be looking at an "insect spy drone" for urban use. In production and being funded by the US Government, it can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and microphone. It can land on you and has the potential to take a DNA sample or leave a tracking device on your skin.

    May 18, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Sure generations would be living under debt as we continue borrowing for funding wars, supplemental costs, returning veterans and injured soldiers costs, wastage & unaccounted for funds and interest.
    Combat on borrowed money. 14 trillion & counting.

    May 18, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Your messiah has borrowed more than all other presidents combined. No other president has spent the amount of money on frivolous vacations like Obama does. You're trying to figure out how to feed your family while Obozo tickles his toes in Martha's Vineyard with Jay-Z. Bush might have taken more vacation days, but he had the courtesy to drink beer at home. It's obvious who is wasting all the money, stop trying to defend.the indefensible. Besides, why are we talking about Bush? If Bengahzi was a long time ago, as liberals claim, Bush is ancient history and not even relevant.

      May 18, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    AUMF (Authorization for use of military force) passed in Sept.2001 and Patriot Act
    are responsible for expansion of wars, damaging to govt transparency and civil liberties.

    May 18, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    We have been bankrupted by follies and crimes perpetrated by the War Party, our freedom and civil liberties have been compromised. And those responsible still rule us in the Congress. The architects of disasters still hanging around our necks go free.

    May 18, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Sure what caused us to be in the mess we find ourselves in today should not be

    May 18, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    besides this news about N.K missiles more news about Russia sending missiles to Syria including anti-ship missiles with their navy standing by.

    May 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Shall we now conduct a bombing raid on N.K, Syria or Russia? That is what M/s Graham & McCain and that entire War mindset should be mulling now.

    May 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Foreign affairs aren't going to mean much when we find ourselves in a military state. A recent Department of Defense instruction alters the US code applying to the military’s involvement in domestic law enforcement by allowing US troops to quell “civil disturbances” domestically without any Presidential authorization, greasing the skids for a de facto military coup in America along with the wholesale abolition of Posse Comitatus.

    May 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fcselous

    Phew! Glad we cleared up the matter of your comment being the first posted; I was really worried about that. You get a gold star and a head pat for being first, by the way – congrats!

    May 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hamsta

    The mideast has been terrorizing America since the 60's. If you are going to talk about what got us in this "mess" tell the truth.

    May 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hamsta

    if you read a JFK speech to modern coll ege students they would say that a Republican said that. Just more evidence modern Democrats are left-wing socialist extremists.

    May 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    No. I didn't care if I was the first or not. Maybe somebody with a cheesy journalism degree did. Hehe

    May 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    @ hamsta. The anual deficit DID drop 32% in the past 7 months! Mainly because tax collections ROSE 16% since Jan 1st. Do you read any other part of cnn besides TJI?

    May 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Go to the Money section of the homepage and you will find it. Or google it if you dont believe cnn is being accurate.

    May 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
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