Shortly after the U. S. and South Korea concluded joint naval exercises in the East China Sea, North Korea launched several short range missiles. Experts report that North Korea has done 18 weapons tests using dozens of missiles so far this year. That is more tests than they completed in 2020 and 2021 combined.
The missiles were launched during a 37-minute period and went about 68 to 416 miles, according to a statement by the South Korean military. That statement also “sternly urged North Korea to stop serious provocations that harm peace and stability” on the Korean Peninsula.