North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile at Japan — U.S. General Says "Time is Running Out"
Early Friday morning, U.S. officials detected an intercontinental ballistic missile launch out of North Korea.
The missile, which was launched in an night operation (uncommon for the communist nation), traveled for about 45 minutes before landing in the waters near one of Japan's islands.
USA Today has more:
It's important to note that although analysts say North Korean missiles can only reach coastal U.S. states like Alaska or Hawaii, the 'hermit' nation has allies all over the world and shipping networks that could potentially install launch sites virtually anywhere.
In the wake of military threat from countries like North Korea, that despise the United States for being superior to the starving state in every way possible, only time will tell if military response is needed.
From the same USA Today piece:
Stay alert. Stay alive.