Japan To Cancel Missile Evacuation Drills; US Official Identifies DPRK Missile Site

On June 21, Japan will cancel missile evacuation drills in nine prefectures, citing the reduced threat from North Korea following the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12. According to Time, “Japan’s government started missile-specific evacuation drills last March,” and stated that it would not hold the drills provided the current threat from North Korea does not escalate.

After the summit, North Korea agreed to dismantle one of its testing sites, which on June 20 an anonymous U.S. official identified as the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground. Long-range ICBM engines are tested at this site, which “is one of the largest in the country,” a former U.S. intelligence adviser noted to CBS News. It is not yet clear that North Korea has begun dismantling the site.