North Korea conducted a failed missile test Sunday in defiance of increased U.S. warnings that there would be serious consequences for such provocative actions, including a possible military response. A White House foreign policy adviser said the type of missile that North Korea tried to fire Sunday was medium-range and it exploded 4-5 seconds after it was launched near the country’s submarine base in Sinpo in South Hamgyong Province on the east coast of the country.
According to the adviser, who is traveling with Vice President Mike Pence, the U.S. had good intelligence before and after the launch. No planned response is expected from the Trump administration because there was no need for the U.S. to reinforce the failure. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that had it been a nuclear test, “other actions would have been taken by the U.S.”http://www.voanews.com/a/north-korea-defies-us-warnings-with-failed-missile-test/3812002.html