The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, North Korea July 5 2017 KCNA/REUTERS

North Korea test-launched another ballistic missile Tuesday, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, after nearly two months without any weapons tests.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning said the Pentagon’s initial assessment of the missile was that it was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), according to Reuters. The missile reportedly traveled more than 600 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan.

The missile launched Wednesday morning was at least the 16th time this year that North Korea has test-launched missiles. The regime of Kim Jong Un has been especially provocative this year, showcasing their rapidly advancing missile and nuclear programs through numerous tests. Tensions have run high as President Donald Trump has threatened to destroy North Korea and has mirrored the historically blustery rhetoric of the North Korean regime like no president before him.


Feb. 12, 2017- North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile over the Sea of Japan

March 6, 2017- North Korea test-fired four ballistic missiles that fell into the Sea of Japan. The missiles were launched from Tongchang-ri, in northwest North Korea, and flew around 620 miles before hitting the ocean.

March 22, 2017- North Korea attempted a test of a missile off its East coast, but it failed.

April 5, 2017- Ahead of a U.S.- China summit, North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.

April 16, 2017- North Korea attempted an unidentified missile launch from its submarine base in Sinpo, but the missile blew up almost immediately after launch.

April 29, 2017- North Korea launched a missile from near the city of Pukchang, but the missile failed just a few minutes after takeoff — it did not leave North Korea.

May 15, 2017- North Korea test-launched a Hwasong-12, an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM). The missile had a range that included the U.S. territory of Guam, catching the U.S. by surprise.

May 21, 2017- North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile that flew just over 300 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan.

May 29, 2017- North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.

June 8, 2017 - Several cruise missiles were fired from the coast of North Korea. The South Korean military believed them to be surface-to-ship missiles.

July 4, 2017- In a first for North Korea, the country tested an ICBM. The missile had a theoretical range that included the continental U.S.

July 28, 2017 - North Korea tested a second ICBM. The missile was theoretically capable of hitting a number of major American cities including east coast cities like New York and Boston.

Aug. 26, 2017- North Korea launched three short-range missiles from a multiple-tube rocket launcher, but one failed.

Aug. 28, 2017- North Korea launched a Hwasong-12, an IRBM missile, that flew directly over Japan.

Sept. 4, 2017- North Korea tested a thermonuclear weapon that they claimed was a Hydrogen bomb.

Sept. 14, 2017 - North Korea launched a second Hwasong-12 that flew directly over Japan.

Nov. 27, 2017 - North Korea fired a ballistic missile, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. Initial Pentagon assessments call it an ICBM.

North Korea Missile Launch
The picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the country's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Hwasong-14 being launched at an undisclosed place in North Korea on July 28, 2017. Getty Images
North Korea Missiles
This undated picture released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via KNS on March 7, 2017 shows the launch of four ballistic missiles by the Korean People's Army (KPA) during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Nuclear-armed North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on March 6 in another challenge to President Donald Trump, with three landing provocatively close to America's ally Japan. KCNA/AFP/GETTY
North Korean Missiles
his undated combination picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. Kim vowed to complete North Korea's nuclear force despite sanctions, saying the final goal of his country's weapons development is 'equilibrium of real force' with the United States, state media reported on September 16. KCNA/GETTY