North Korea Still Firing Away
Launches missiles for third consecutive day
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2013 6:27 AM CDT
South Korean men watch a TV news program reporting missile launch conducted by North Korea, at a Seoul train station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(Newser) – North Korea launched two more short-range missiles into the sea today, the third consecutive day of launches since three missiles were test-fired Saturday and a fourth yesterday. Pyongyang, not surprisingly, today blamed recent joint US-South Korea military exercises, Reuters reports. "Our military is conducting these exercises in order to cope with the mounting war measures from the US and South Korea, which is the legitimate right of any sovereign country," the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said, according to state media.

The first missile launched today is believed to be a KN-02 surface-to-surface missile, a South Korean defense ministry official says. It flew about 75 miles before dropping into the sea, Yonhap News reports; the first four projectiles are thought to have the same range. A second missile was launched this afternoon, the New York Times adds. South Korea is still calling for the North to cut it out, but a defense ministry official notes, "We remain vigilant for the possibility that the North may launch more" missiles and rockets.

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boxcar
May 21, 2013 6:08 PM CDT
The launches will continue until NK gets it right, hit somethin' besides open sea
reallybig
May 20, 2013 10:03 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ..... Obama wasted hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars trying to scare Kim Jong Un with a hilarious display of American military might .. by sending thousands of extra troops, missiles, tanks, B-2 bombers, stealth fighters and bombers, killer drones, the whole 7th fleet, and an extra aircraft carrier task force, to South Korea and Japan .. while Kim Jong Un pointed (2) missiles towards Guam and Japan. STUPID? ..... Obama wasted hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars FOR NOTHING.... absolutely NOTHING. REALLY? ...... Kim Jong Un and his generals were sitting around drinking beer and laughing their asses off, at the stupidity of Obama .. and sat around making up even more ridiculous threats against the US, South Korea and Japan .. to counter the hilarious dumb-ass threats made by Obama. ... ( How dumb is Obama? ) THE TRUTH .... Obama (the dumb-ass) President, wasted hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars, for nothing. It should be every Americans opinion. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- REALLY
$28919642
May 20, 2013 8:39 AM CDT
" WHEE! LOOK AT US! WE'RE NORTH KOREA! WE BAAAAD! LOOK AT US! WE'RE CURSING YOUR COUNTRY! WE BAAAAD! LOOK AT US! WE'RE SHOOTIN" OFF SKYROCKETS! WE BAAAD! LOOK AT US! WE SURE ARE BIG, TOUGH, & BAAAAAD! Give us food. "