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Missile launch: Was North Korea practicing to strike US bases in Japan?

(CNN) -- A North Korean military unit tasked with striking US bases in Japan was involved in Monday's launch of four ballistic missiles, according to state media KCNA.

The missiles, three of which landed within 200 miles of Japan's coastline in its exclusive economic zone, were fired as part of a drill by North Korea's Hwasong artillery units, KCNA said Tuesday.

The report said the units were part of "the KPA Strategic Force tasked to strike the bases of the US imperialist aggresso

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