North Korea fires missiles again, marking the 4th launch in the last 2 weeks; no immediate threat to Guam


For the fourth time in less than two weeks, North Korea has again fired unidentified projectiles.

According to the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), there is no indication so far that the reported tests posed an immediate threat to Guam or the Marianas.

According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs, the projectiles were fired from North Korea’s east coast on Tuesday morning.

According to ABC News, the latest test comes as U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is in the region for meetings this week with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts and the U.S. and South Korea began joint military exercises on the Korean peninsula.

“We continue to monitor the situation and are consulting closely with our South Korean and Japanese allies,” a senior U.S. administration official told ABC News in a statement.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense said they will also continue to monitor events surrounding the region.