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NEWS | Aug. 25, 2017

PACOM detects three NK missile launches

U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what we assess were multiple North Korean ballistic missile launches between 11:49 a.m. and 12:19 p.m. Hawaii time Aug. 25. Initial assessment indicates three short-range ballistic missile launches. The first and third missiles at 11:49 a.m. and 12:19 p.m. failed in flight. The second missile launch at 12:07 p.m. appears to have blown up almost immediately. The three launches occurred near Kittaeryong, North Korea. We are working with our Interagency partners on a more detailed assessment and we will provide a public update if warranted.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the three ballistic missile launches from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America. The U.S. Pacific Command determined the three ballistic missile launches from North Korea did not pose a threat to Guam. We continue to monitor North Korea's actions closely.

U.S. Pacific Command stands behind our ironclad commitment to the security of our allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan.
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