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US, South Korea And Japan Participate In Anti-Missile Drills

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US, South Korea And Japan Participate In Anti-Missile Drills
A recent report alleged North Korea was developing submarines capable of launching ballistic missiles.
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The U.S., South Korea and Japan participated in joint missile-tracking exercises this week.

Those trilateral drills are the first since North Korea's missile test late last month. The drills also follow a new report from North Korea watchdog group 38 North. The report alleged satellite photos showed the North was constructing a submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles.

Submarine launch ballistic missiles, or SLBMs, present a particular challenge because they're harder to detect before launch. Military personnel are using computer simulations to practice tracking North Korean submarine-launched missiles.