NEWS | June 21, 2016

USSTRATCOM Detects, Tracks North Korean Missile Launches

By U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. − U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) systems detected and tracked what we assess were two North Korean missile launches at 3:56 p.m. CDT and 6:03 p.m. CDT, June 21, 2016. The launch of two presumed Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles occurred at Wonsan.

The missiles were tracked over the Sea of Japan, where initial indications are they fell.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launches from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.

The men and women of USSTRATCOM, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Pacific Command remain 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.

USSTRATCOM’s mission is to conduct global operations in synchronization with other combatant commands and appropriate U.S. government agencies to detect, deter and prevent strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies, and partners, and to be prepared to deliver warfighting capability to defend the nation.