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North Korea tests short-range missiles

North Korea tested three short-range missiles Saturday morning. The first and third tests flew about 155 miles before they "failed in flight," U.S. Pacific Command reported, while the second missile "appears to have blown up almost immediately." None of the tests posed any threat to the mainland United States or the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam.

North Korean state media reported leader Kim Jong Un also visited troops on Saturday, telling them to "think of mercilessly wiping out the enemy with arms only and occupying Seoul at one go and the southern half of Korea."

For a deeper look at Pyongyang's armament ambitions, see this analysis from The Week's Becca Stanek.