U.S. officials suspect North Korea is preparing a new missile launch, one that could come on Inauguration Day, and likely designed to see how a President Donald J. Trump will react.
"If they do something, it would more likely be a test of Trump than a test of a delivery system," a U.S. intelligence official who monitors North Korean activities told Reuters. "They probably want to see how he reacts to a provocation, even a minor one, and if they really want to poke him, they'll do it right away."
CNN reports the North may be readying two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) for tests. South Korea's Yonhap news agency Thursday quoted unnamed South Korean officials as saying North Korean missiles have been placed on mobile launchers.
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