North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Friday, the Pentagon confirmed. It was not immediately known if the missile, which was expected to land in the Sea of Japan, was an intercontinental ballistic missile or another type of rocket. “I can confirm that we detected a launch of a ballistic missile from North Korea,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said. “We are assessing and will have more information soon.”

The launch, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Eastern time, had been expected by U.S. analysts who initially believed the launch date would be Thursday — the 64th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean war. But bad weather apparently scuttled the launch and it was moved back one day. READ MORE