UPDATE [7/28/11, 2:44 p.m. ET]:
The Pentagon has confirmed that the missile launched was an intercontinental ballistic missile.
BREAKING: Pentagon official says US believes that NKorea launch appears to have been intercontinental ballistic missile.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 28, 2017
Additionally, the U.S. and South Korea are allegedly debating “military response options” after the test.
BREAKING: US, South Korea mull "military response options" after North Korea ICBM test, Pentagon says
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) July 28, 2017
In their most recent missile launch, the dictatorial regime in North Korea lead by Kim Jong Un may have landed a missile close to Japanese shores, according to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
CNBC reports that the Pentagon has confirmed it detected what it believes is a ballistic missile launch from North Korea and that a Japanese cabinet secretary is expected to brief reporters soon.
This latest launch from North Korea comes after a July 4 missile test. Following that episode, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have escalated in recent months following the death of Otto Warmbier — a 22-year-old student at the University of Virginia who died after suffering a coma he endured while in a North Korean prison.