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. saywhat

    It would be in our interest to keep military involvment in N.korea and also in Syria off the table.

    May 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    @Portland tony had rightly said in his post of May 18, that 1.4 m North army with their arsenal can put up a good fight and the cost to us in lives & treasure would be too high. not to mention the destruction in South & neighboring Japan.

    May 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    A massive tornado struck a suburb of Oklahoma. Folks there need our prayers.

    May 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Ty @ saywhat, ive tried posting about that very topic! It was a monster tornado. They say on cnn that it will have covered more than 500,000 square miles. And it leveled an elementary school while the children were there! My prayers go out to all of them.

    May 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    And a farm lost 75 to 100 horses! What an absolutely horrid thing to go thru! Makes our troubles so trivial in comparison!!!

    May 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Unfortunately they took it down! ;(

    May 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    I'm shocked! Cnn actually took down the Obama pic I posted... Lol

    May 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TvNyC

    Tomorrow May 21st 2013 will be the first day that aliens will be seen by many.

    May 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Oh gees, another list! Bet you think we should feel honored doncha? Well big fat furry deal!

    May 20, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TvNyC

    As much as 42 people died today from the tornadoes bear Oklahoma city, OK. Our heart goes out to the families affected! May they rest in peace.

    May 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    What the heck is that @ Mary?? A penquin?

    May 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      You on your phone? @chrissy

      May 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    I'm sorry ... Just having too much fun!!!

    May 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Nah, I'm flipping the love sing @ Cnn 😉

    May 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Yea lol @ Mary. My computor is acting up.

    May 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Gary

    Wgat are you, 9 years old Mary?

    May 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
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