North Korea’s Suspected ICBM Test Fails

  • North Korea’s suspected launch of its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) failed on Thursday
  • As Pyongyang intensified its battery of missile tests against a backdrop of US and South Korean military drills scheduled to end on Friday.
  • However, within hours of the presumed failed test, Washington and Seoul agreed to extend those large-scale exercises to an unknown date, according to a statement from the South Korean Air Force, which said: “it was necessary to demonstrate a solid combined defense posture of the bilateral alliance under the current security crisis, heightened by North Korea’s provocations.”