here seems to be the latest in print. On googles said to have been posted 15 minutes ago. FOUR missiles. What I am getting or at least it seems -- they don't actually know what was fired. so much for American intelligence.
N. Korea Reportedly Launches 4 Missiles
TOKYO — North Korea test-launched at least two mid-range missiles Wednesday that landed in the Sea of Japan, Japanese media reported, and a State Department official said the North appeared ready to launch the long-range Taepodong-2.
Japan's Kyodo news agency said they were believed to be mid-range Rodong missiles and landed about 300 miles off the western coast of Japan's Hokkaido Island.
A Pentagon official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, identified two of the missiles as Scuds.
"The launch appears not to be the launch that has been in the news. This appears to be a launch of a lesser variety of scud missiles," the official said.
However, the State Department official said North Korea appeared ready to launch the long-range Taepodong-2 missile. The official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, did not confirm that the Taepodong-2 had been launched. Experts believe a Taepodong 2 could reach the United States with a light payload.