US & South Korea discuss ‘military response’ to North Korean missile test

RT – July 28, 2017

Top US and South Korean military officials discussed “military options” in response to North Korea’s latest test of what the Pentagon called an intercontinental ballistic missile. South Korea has requested additional missile defense units from the US.

Following Friday’s launch, Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, and head of the US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris called General Lee Sun-jin, chairman of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“During the call, Dunford and Harris expressed the ironclad commitment to the US – Republic of Korea alliance. The three leaders also discussed military response options,” said a statement from the Pacific Command, confirmed to Reuters by Dunford’s spokesman Captain Greg Hicks.

US and South Korean militaries staged a “joint ballistic missile exercise” in response to the North Korean launch.

A statement by US military said the missiles were fired into “territorial waters of South Korea along the East Coast,” Reuters reported.