North Korea

Obama Administration Believes North Korea is Ready to Test Fire Ballistic Missiles

Intelligence suggests preparations are complete

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Washington (CNN) — The Obama administration believes North Korea has most likely completed launch preparations and could test fire mobile ballistic missiles at any time based on the most recent intelligence, a U.S. official said.

A test launch of one or both of missiles thought to be loaded into mobile launchers could happen without North Korea issuing a standard warning to commercial aviation and maritime shipping, according to the official.