Defiant North Korea Fires Another Missile

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2009 7:59 PM CDT
South Korean protesters with defaced photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il shout slogans in Seoul Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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(Newser) – So much for international outrage. North Korea fired off yet another short-range missile tonight, reports South Korea's Yonhap news agency. The missile is the third launched by Pyongyang since its nuclear test yesterday. Analysts suspect the North is engaging in a bit of saber-rattling, possibly to keep US and South Korean reconnaissance planes from nosing around for information about the nuke test. More missiles are expected.