27 Aug '17, 9pm

Analysis: Muted response to N. Korean missile test may suggest hopes for easing tensions

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president didn’t issue the usual strongly worded condemnation after the North’s latest missile test, which broke a monthlong lull in such activity. Instead, he called for patience. The White House, meanwhile, said President Donald Trump was briefed on the launches, which occurred five days after U.S.-South Korean war games began on the divided peninsula despite warnings from the North that it would retaliate against them. North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles in a half-hour timespan on Saturday, with one blowing up immediately after launch and the other two flying about 155 miles in a northeastern direction, according to U.S. Pacific Command. It stressed they posed no threat to the U.S. territory of Guam, which was the focus of a recent crisis between the two sides. South Korean officials said the projectiles were apparen...

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