en Kim Jong Un's upset, check your radars. North Korea launching three ballistic missiles early Tuesday. South Korean state media thinks they were Scuds, in clear defiance of UN sanctions. Pyongyang has seen some mixed results when it comes to missile launches, but these ones were fired from the country's West Coast and flew more than 300 miles clear across the Korean Peninsula and into the sea.
That can be seen as a sign that the North was confident they wouldn't crash on home soil. It also shows the missiles could travel far enough to hit anywhere in South Korea. Tuesday's launches could be part of the quote, physical response that Kim threatened last week when South Korea and the US unveiled plans to deploy a missile defense shield known as TAD.
A move by the allies apparently in response to various missile test fires from the North. Pyongyang recently launched a ballistic missile from a submarine and last week's satellite imagery showed activity at a known nuclear site. Some experts saying people spotted at the facility may have been priming it for North Korea's 5th nuclear test.