Two countries recently launched ballistic missiles again — North Korea and Iran.
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles that flew over 600 miles towards the Sea of Japan — with three of them landing within 200 miles of Japan, which is their economic zone. It seems like N.K. did this in response to joint military drills (involving ground, air, and naval forces) between U.S. and South Korean soldiers that are routine for this time of the year. There are 28,500 U.S. troops in South Korea — and 50,000 troops in Japan.
Iran launched two short-range missiles from Iran into the Gulf of Oman. The first missed its target of a floating barge, but the second one was successful. They appear to be defiant, launching missiles after Trump put them “on notice.”