North Korea Test Fires Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

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On May 9, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) from Kusong in the country’s northwest. Launched eastward, the projectiles traveled 420 and 270 km, respectively, and reached altitudes of roughly 50 km, the South Korean Ministry of Defense reported. The launches follow a similar short-range missile test on May 4. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in an interview that a repeated test could “jeopardize efforts to promote dialogue and negotiations.”