U.S. dispatches missile defense ships to Korean Peninsula
On Tuesday, the U.S., Japan and South Korea dispatched high-tech missile defense ships to the same area where Pyongyang fired four missiles just eight days ago. The U.S. Navy said in a statement, Aegis warships from the U.S., South Korea and Japan began exercises to improve their capability to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles. The U.S. Navy called the two-day drills "a trilateral missile warning informational link exercise." Calling on all sides to end "a vicious cycle that could spiral out of control," China's Foreign Ministry reacted sternly Tuesday afternoon.