Japan retracts claim N. Korea fired 2 ballistic missiles on Oct. 19

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Japan's Defense Ministry on Tuesday retracted its earlier claim that North Korea fired two ballistic missiles rather than one on Oct. 19, saying it had mistakenly detected a man-made object in space. The assertion that there had been two launches contradicted reports from the North's state-run media as well as analysis by the United States and South Korea that only mentioned a single submarine-launched ballistic missile. The ministry said that after reviewing data it had concluded the object picked up by its radar was mistaken for a ballistic missile. The SLBM, meanwhile, flew on an unconventi...

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