South Korean media has reported today (November 28th, 2017) that the North Korean military has fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. They report that the missile did land in the water and that no one was injured as a result. CNBC says that Bloomberg has reported that the missile landed in the water.
This is all just the latest provocation from a North Korean regime that seems bent on getting as much attention as possible through these various missile launches. This one is similar to the types of launches that they have done in recent months. It is a more threatening posture than they have taken in previous years, but this is starting to become the norm in the region.
This is the first firing of a ballistic missile that the North Koreans have done since they launched one over Japanese territory back on September 15th of this year. It is becoming an increasing dangerous and destabilizing situation over there. In fact, it has Asia markets in a bit of a concern. Those markets may be closed at the moment, but they will open again soon enough, and then it will be interesting to see how they react to this news.
Both South Korea and the United States are monitoring the situation as it continues to develop. It is indeed a troubling development for both of those countries and the whole world. It is something that has been seen as a possibility for some time now, but the concern is that it has now happened.