Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Defiant N. Korea fires series of missiles - Yahoo! News

Defiant N. Korea fires series of missiles - Yahoo! News: "TOKYO - A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch, U.S. officials said. The North also tested four shorter range missiles in an exercise the White House called 'a provocation' but not an immediate threat.

Ignoring stern U.S. and Japanese warnings, the isolated communist nation carried out the audacious military tests even as the U.S. celebrated the Fourth of July and launched the space shuttle."