Some experts speculate that after the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, North Korea could significantly raise the stakes in weapons demonstrations.
The South Korean and Japanese militaries said it was the second weapons launch from North Korea in a week, and have yet to provide many details about it.
South Korea said North Korea's claims it launched a hypersonic missile Wednesday were exaggerated, saying it instead launched a regular ballistic missile.
North Korea has tested what is believed to be a powerful submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan as the U.S. warns of a future long-range weapon threat. Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest.
The new Zolfaqar-e Basir is the naval variant of the ballistic missile used to attack U.S. troops in Iraq in January.
The rollout of a ballistic missile defense system designed to detect potential threats from countries like North Korea has been delayed due to concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In their attack, Iranian forces used both ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. These are the key differences.
Both Russia and the U.S. have accused the other of violating the Cold War-era pact that banned ground-launched nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges from 310 miles to 3,417 miles.
The Korean Central News Agency said that Wednesday's test was of "great significance" and involved a Pukguksong-3 missile.
The test came just one day after the North announced it would resume denuclearization talks with the U.S. this weekend.
Two short-range ballistic missiles were launched on Wednesday in North Korea's second such test in less than a week.
A Pentagon spokesperson said China's actions are "contrary to its claim to want to bring peace to the region."
Money originally intended for the Airborne Warning and Control System and funding for U.S. allies has also been redirected to the southern border wall.
But the technology probably won't be ready for another 10 to 15 years, arms experts say.
The former Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee was devastated to find out about his mistake, which sent Hawaii residents into a panic expecting an incoming nuclear missile.
Colleagues were uncomfortable working with the employee who sent the false warning to thousands of people.
Ajai Shukla, a former Indian army colonel, claims that all of China is within the ICBM's range.
"I don't want to go in."
Been there, got the T-shirt.
"I've been calling on President Trump to directly negotiate with North Korea, to sit across the table from Kim Jong Un," Representative Tulsi Gabbard said.
The rockets can reach speeds of up to 7,680mph and travel more than 12,000km.
U.S. intelligence also had advance knowledge about North Korea's previous two missile launches.
Singapore Airlines changed route to avoid the northern part of the Sea of Japan.