Ok, But Why Is North Korea Firing Missiles And Why Is It A Big Deal?

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[North Korea](//www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/news/north-korea/) reportedly fired two ballistic missiles from its east coast according to reports from South Korea and Japan, meaning it has breached UN resolutions. The short-range missiles flew 500 miles away from the launch site in central North Korea, at a maximum altitude of 60km, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff claim. Although the weapons travelled towards Japan, the US Indo-Pacific Command claim the missiles did not pose an immediate threat to US personnel, territory or allies. Yet, experts believe the use of such missiles demonstrated the “destabilising impact” of the country’s “illicit weapons programme”. The country also fired...