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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea tests the limits with repeated missile salvos

Development of new weapon proceeds as Seoul and Washington remain quiet

SEOUL -- North Korea fired its latest projectiles Friday as it continues to test the tolerance of the U.S. and South Korea while the two allies conduct military exercises despite strong protests from Pyongyang.

The North fired two projectiles 230 km into the Sea of Japan, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, which believes the objects are short-range ballistic missiles. The launch marked Pyongyang's sixth volley in three weeks.

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