Official: U.S. delays missile test to avoid 'misperceptions' by North KoreaSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:36
By Chris Lawrence and Chelsea J. Carter, CNN
updated 9:14 PM EDT, Sat April 6, 2013
Washington (CNN) -- The United States is delaying a long-planned missile test to avoid any misperceptions by North Korea amid mounting tensions, a senior U.S. Department of Defense official said Saturday.
Postponing the launch, initially scheduled for Tuesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, was "prudent and wise," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The missile test had nothing to do with North Korea, but the United States decided to hold off "given recent tensions on the Korean Peninsula," the official said.