The Pentagon says the missile launched by North Korea today is a long-range ballistic missile.

FOX's Lucas Tomlinson has more from the Pentagon:

It's the second time since July 4th North Korea has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM into space, which also landed in the Sea of Japan.

Officials say this latest missile flew for 45 minutes, longer than any North Korean ballistic missile to date, likely putting the west coast of the U.S. in range.

The Pentagon says the missile fired off at 10:41 am ET. It's the 12th missile test for North Korea this year, fast approaching the record setting 16 tests last year.

At the Pentagon, Lucas Tomlinson, FOX News.

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