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4/19, 2:15 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pentagon: N. Korea did not test a ballistic missile

Acting United States Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan responded to reports that North Korea tested a new tactical guided weapon, stating that it is not a ballistic missile. "I'm not going to go into the detailed intelligence, but the way I'd characterize is it is not a ballistic missile," Shanahan told reporters.

The acting Pentagon chief did not say whether the weapon is North Korea's new capability and added that there has been "no change to our posture or to our operations" following the test. Earlier on Thursday, a Russian official claimed Pyongyang is merely bolstering its defenses and "has no aggressive aspirations."

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