For the second time in less than a week, South Korea’s military has reported that the Hermit Kingdom fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday. Both projectiles reportedly reached a maximum altitude of 19 miles and flew about 155 miles. Experts say the third launch in three months is aimed at raising the stakes in nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.
When will talks take place? While President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un nominally agreed to more negotiations during their brief meeting June 30, nothing’s been scheduled yet.
Read this OZY op-ed about why Pyongyang will keep its nukes.