ABC News Online: North Korea 'test fires ballistic missiles' as US-South Korean war games continue
North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast, according to South Korea and Japan.
The launch was an apparent reaction to huge military drills by the US and South Korea that the North insists are an invasion rehearsal.
The US military said it detected and tracked what it assessed was a North Korean missile launch, but added the launch did not pose a threat to North America.
US Strategic Command spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Martin O'Donnell said US forces remained "vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and are fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security".
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 6, 2017
North Korea fires several missiles into sea near Japan -- DW
North Korea likely preparing to strike U.S. military bases in Japan -- UPI
Japan Moves to Highest Alert Level After North Korea Fires Missiles -- Bloomberg
Abe says latest North Korean missile launch represents ‘new level of threat’ -- Japan Times
Can the US shoot down North Korean missiles? -- Washington Examiner
Kremlin concerned over North Korea’s new missile launch -- TASS
Russia to begin aircraft carrier upgrade this year -- UPI
Cutting-Edge Admiral Grigorovich Frigate Joins Russian Naval Flotilla in Med -- Sputnik
Satellite Reportedly Captures First Ever Image of New Russian Drone -- Sputnik
Russia to Showcase Brand New Military Robots at ARMY-2017 Forum in August -- Sputnik
China's modest military spending hike masks bigger goals -- CNN
US, Japanese Warships Join 'Multi Sail 2017' War Games -- Sputnik
EU approves joint military headquarters -- DW
In the era of Donald Trump, Germans debate a military buildup -- Washington Post
Report flags NATO's naval shortfalls vis-a-vis Russia -- Defense News
Air Force details multiple 'unsafe and unprofessional' Russian aircraft intercepts -- Defense News
Experts Caution Against Decreasing U.S.’s Overseas Military Presence -- NBC
Pentagon Wants to Expand US Military Efforts in Somalia -- VOA
Navy Subs Still Show Issue with Stealth Coating -- Military.com/Honolulu Star-Advertiser
U.S. Navy buys new submarine sonar systems -- UPI
Air Mobility Command head calls for more survivable tanker fleet -- Defense News
Sniper shortage: Too many Marines are washing out of sniper school -- Marine Times
US Marines 'spread nude photos of female soldiers in secret Facebook group' -- The Independent
Marines allegedly shared hundreds of photos of naked colleagues on Facebook -- McClatchy News
Sexual assault in the United States military: Here are three instances that shook the armed force -- IBTimes
The Army could let soldiers grow beards. No, seriously. -- Army Times
The military kills 8,500 pigs and goats every year for medical training. A new bill would end that -- Washington Examiner
Latest budget plan won't stop the music for military bands -- Military Times
Ex-NATO commander: US falling behind on military modernization -- The Hill
Former NATO commander says U.S. military will likely be surpassed by Russia and China -- New York Daily News
Experts say Trump's military budget can't pay for buildup he wants -- The Hill