North Korea Launches Prompt Drills, Sanctions

U.S. and South Korea ratchet up response to North Korea’s missile launches

  • The U.S. and South Korea are holding joint maritime exercises in response to North Korea’s recent missile launches.
  • The drills involving a U.S. aircraft carrier began Friday and are continuing into Saturday off the coast of South Korea.
  • New sanctions targeting a fuel procurement network that supports Pyongyang’s military and weapons programs were announced by the U.S. on Friday.