North Korea continues to launch missiles


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Throughout October, North Korea has been launching long-range and short-range missiles and artillery shells. This is becoming an increasingly significant threat to South Korea and surrounding countries. 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tested several missiles and flew warplanes right along their borders on Thursday between 10:30 to 12:00 PM, according to the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

“Our nuclear combat forces … proved their full preparedness for actual war again to bring the enemies under their control,” Kim stated in a recent report by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). 

Last Wednesday, October 12, 2022, marked the 26th missile launched this year. KCNA reports have been stating that we should take caution in such successful launches.

The most recent tests, including last week’s, took place around the time the US, South Korea, and Japan started military training exercises on their own soil. 

On October 17, 2022, South Korean troops started their annual defense drills to increase the ability to respond to a possible nuclear attack and to missile tests. 

“The forces will conduct real-world day and night maneuvers simulated to counter North Korea’s nuclear, missile, and other various threats so that they can master wartime and peacetime mission performance capabilities and enhance interoperability with some U.S. forces,” South Joint Chiefs staff said in a statement. 

South Korea is taking an earnest approach in response to these threats from North Korea. They have sent out attack helicopters to take major precautions against the North. 

The South Korean lawmakers have stated previously that there is a possibility that the North is ready for its first nuclear test since the year 2017.