Weird story on the wire right now about the launch of a ballistic missile off the coast of Los Angeles. No one seems to know where the missile came from. A story to watch today. North Korea? China? Secret US missile launch?
More at the Globe and Mail.
The Pentagon says it's trying to figure out whether a missile was launched off the coast of southern California and who might have launched it.
Officials with the navy, air force, Defence Department and North American Aerospace Defence Command say they are looking into a video posted on the website of Southern California television station KFMB.
The video appears to show a rocket or some other object shooting up into the sky and leaving a large contrail over the Pacific Ocean.
Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said Tuesday that officials can't confirm that there was a launch and if there was, by whom. He says officials are talking to civilian and defence authorities who control and monitor air space.