The Pentagon is now saying that the missile launched by N. Korea was an intercontinental ballistic missile:
Pentagon: US has detected, tracked 1 North Korean launch that it believes was an intercontinental ballistic missile. https://t.co/dJGxfLRoZk— The Associated Press (@AP) November 28, 2017
The Pentagon says it detected and tracked a single North Korean missile launch and believes it was an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said Tuesday that the missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1,000 kilometers (about 620 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan.
Manning says the Pentagon’s information is based on an initial assessment of the launch. He says a more detailed assessment was in the works.
According to Fox News it flew 2800 miles into space, 10x higher than the international space station:
North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile flew more than 10x higher in space than orbit of NASA's international space station— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) November 28, 2017
Pentagon: North Korea launched its third intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) today at 1:17 pm eastern time, according to 'initial assessment'— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) November 28, 2017
Yonhap News is reporting the same thing:
(URGENT) N. Korea's missile flies around 960km at altitude of 4,500km. https://t.co/ZDz2SBIKUK
— Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) November 28, 2017
Mattis confirms this ICBM went higher than any missile N. Korea has fired before:
JUST IN: Defense Secretary Mattis says North Korea launched an ICBM that went higher than any shot they have taken pic.twitter.com/Z0ayonRTvo— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) November 28, 2017
But Trump says this doesn’t change our approach to N. Korea:
JUST IN: Trump says missile launch does not change U.S. approach to North Korea issue pic.twitter.com/sXUD4J9XCh
— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) November 28, 2017