North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, Officials Confirm

The missile landed near Japan's territorial waters, making it one of the longest launches for a North Korean test.
1:08 | 08/03/16

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Now to a troubling development out of North Korea. Seoul and Tokyo offs say the north fired a ballistic missile into the sea that landed near Japan's territorial waters making it one of the longest launches for the north Korean test. Bob woodruff is there. Good morning, bob. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Yes, U.S. Strategic command says that, in fact, two missiles were launched southwest of here, one of them exploding just after launch. The other flying about 600 miles into the sea off of Japan. Today, one of North Korea's top officials gave us their first, their very first U.S. TV interview in more than a decade claiming these rocket launches were self-defense against the nuclear threat, accusing the United States of what he called nuclear blackmail. We traveled down to the border with South Korea home to 28,000 American troops, North Korea says it now considers itself at war with the United States after Washington imposed sanctions on its leadership including Kim jong-un for civil rights abuses. I know you'll stay on top of this. Amy has the mother top stories

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