US responds to North Korea missile test with show of force


North Korea said its latest ICBM launch was a “warning” over efforts to slap sanctions on the hermit state, as the US carried out a successful test of its missile defense system in a pointed show of force.

A bilateral mission led by US strategic bombers on Saturday flew over the Korean Peninsula in a direct response to the North’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile it boasted could reach the United States.

The exercise was followed Sunday by a successful test by American forces of a missile interception system the US hopes will be installed on the Korean peninsula.

Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, said there was “no point” to holding a fruitless…



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