North Korean Missile Flies over Japan

Aug 29, 2017

The Japanese news media are reporting that a missile fired by the North Koreans flew over northern Japan. This was apparently an intermediate range ballistic missile, but appears to have been larger than the three fired by the North Korean military over the weekend.

The North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, continues to play what appears to be a dangerous game of chicken with the United States and its allies in the region. However, nothing he has done has caused the U.S. military to cancel or even scale back the joint military maneuvers going on with the South Korean military. This is undoubtedly frustrating for the North Korean dictator, and could result in even more erratic and dangerous behavior.