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USSTRATCOM detects, tracks North Korean submarine missile launch

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  • By U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs
U.S. Strategic Command systems detected and tracked what was assessed as a North Korean submarine missile launch from the Sea of Japan at 4:29 a.m. CDT on April 23.

According to North American Aerospace Defense Command, the missile launched from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America. The men and women of USSTRATCOM, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Pacific Command remain vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and are fully committed to working closely with South Korean and Japanese allies to maintain security.

USSTRATCOM's mission is to conduct global operations in synchronization with other combatant commands and appropriate U.S. government agencies to detect, deter and prevent strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies, and partners and to be prepared to deliver warfighting capability to defend the nation.