The Pentagon chief said that the United States has focused on diplomacy about
the denuclearization of North Korea although its military will be prepared in the event
that effort fails.
Patrick Shanahan, U.S. Defense Secretary said in an interview, "The strategy with North Korea hasn't changed," two days after U.S. President Donald Trump nominated him to be the secretary. "It's a diplomatic one, but it's about full denuclearization."
A Pentagon spokesman said the projectiles were determined to be ballistic missiles, which the North is banned from launching under U.N. Security Council resolutions. But the
South Korean military has yet to offer details on the type of weapon. (Yonhap)