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North Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles after US submarine arrives in South Korea


Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military says North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missile into its eastern sea, adding to a recent streak in weapons testing. It’s apparently in protest of the United States sending major naval assets to South Korea in a show of force. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday did not immediately say how far the weapons flew. The launches came hours after South Korea’s navy said a nuclear-propelled U.S. submarine — the USS Annapolis — arrived at a port on Jeju Island. Last week, the USS Kentucky became the first U.S. nuclear-armed submarine to come to South Korea since the 1980s. North Korea reacted to its arrival by test-firing ballistic and cruise missiles.

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