North Korea launches missiles from submarine as US-South Korean drills begin

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By Josh Smith and Hyunsu Yim SEOUL (Reuters) -Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired two strategic cruise missiles from a submarine on Sunday, state news agency KCNA said on Monday, just as U.S.-South Korea military drills were due to begin. “Strategic” is typically used to describe weapons that have a nuclear capability. KCNA said the launch confirmed the reliability of the system and tested the underwater offensive operations of the submarine units that form part of North Korea’s nuclear deterrent. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the military was on high alert and the country’s …

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