North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and U.S. officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. More attention is likely to focus on the prospects for intercepting a missile in flight after North Korea on Tuesday conducted one of its boldest missile tests in years, one government official said. Such a decision would not be taken lightly given tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. ...
Here's why US could consider shooting down N-Korea's future test launches
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed that 'all options are on the table'
Reuters Last Updated at August 30, 2017 13:29 IST