The U.S. says two missiles launched by North Korea on Friday that were originally believed to have failed in flight were actually successful.
The U.S. Pacific Command initially reported North Korea launched three ballistic missiles Friday around noon Hawaii time and that two of them failed after launch. A revised statement said two of the missiles flew "approximately 250 kilometers in a northeastern direction."
Pacific Command believes a third blew up almost immediately after launch.
U.S. officials say the missiles did not pose a threat to the U.S. territory Guam, which North Korea threatened in early August.
The timing of the launches isn't entirely unexpected — it comes just as the U.S. and South Korea kick off annual joint military exercises. Those exercises perpetually irk North Korea, which views them as preparation for an invasion.
Starting Tuesday, the Japanese military will temporarily deploy several Patriot missile batteries to U.S. military bases in Japan as practice ahead of possible North Korean attacks.