More than half the continental US is within range of latest North Korean missile test, defense experts say

CNBC.com reports: “North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday, which defense experts say could reach as far as New York or other U.S. East Coast cities.

The most recent test lofted the North Korean missile on a very high trajectory, bringing it down in the Sea of Japan. Preliminary data from the launch reveals that half, if not most, of the continental U.S. would be in range of the missile tested Friday.

‘Looks like it pretty much can get to New York, Boston and probably falls just short of Washington,’ David Wright, co-director and senior scientist for the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told CNBC…”

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