1. Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning said American officials detected and tracked a missile launched from North Korea around 1:17 p.m. EST. An initial assessment indicates that the projectile fired was an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM.
  2. The missile traveled around 1000 km (620 miles) before splashing down in the Sea of Japan.
  3. Officials with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile "did not pose a threat to North America, our territories or our allies," Manning said.
  4. "Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad," he said. "We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation."
  5. Dec. 2 2:00 PM EST: The ballistic missile fired by North Korea this week is believed to have broken up on re-entry.
  6. Nov 28, 2017 10:40 PM EST: North Korea is claiming it successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday that can reach anywhere in the U.S., South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.
  7. Nov 28, 2017 7:40 PM EST President Donald Trump has spoken with his counterparts in South Korea and Japan, according to the White House. "The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to combat the North Korean threat," the statement about Trump's call with Japanese President Shinzo Abe said.
  8. "President Trump and President Moon reaffirmed their strong condemnation of North Korea's reckless campaign to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile program," the statement on Trump's call with South Korea's president read in part.
  9. Nov 28, 2017 6:59 PM EST: South Korean President Moon Jae-in condemned the North's ballistic missile launch, which potentially puts Washington D.C. in range. President Moon is calling for international action against Pyongyang.
  10. Nov 28, 2017 6:00 PM EST: Defense Secretary James Mattis said that North Korea's ballistic missile fired Tuesday flew higher than any of its previous launches, The Hill reported.
  11. Nov 28, 2017 4:10 PM EST: President Donald Trump briefly responded to North Korea's missile launch during an appearance Tuesday afternoon.
  12. "It is a situation we will handle," Trump said, before launching into criticism of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer for canceling a meeting with him.
  13. Nov 28, 2017 3:48 PM EST: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that "we will take care of it" after Pentagon officials detected a suspected ICBM launched by North Korea earlier in the day, The Associated press reported.
  14. According to the wire service, he did not immediately elaborate on the statement.
  15. Nov 28, 2017 3:36 PM EST: The suspected ICBM fired by North Korean officials early Wednesday local time is not the first fired from the Hermit Kingdom.

    Pentagon officials said they detected an ICBM launched on July 28 by North Korea. It traveled about 620 miles from Mupyong-ni, where it was launched, before splashing down in the Sea of Japan. The trip took about 45 minutes.

    ICBMs can be launched more quickly and fly farther than other ballistic missiles and have the ability to carry a warhead over more than 3,400 miles, either through the air or through space.

    The missile must be able to survive re-entry if it flies through space.

    The missile would typically be used to deliver a nuclear weapon but they can also carry conventional warheads.
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