This information is provided for historical purposes only. It may contain outdated information and links may no longer function. Please contact the DoD Webmaster if you have any questions about this archive. IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on North Korea Missile Test April 15, 2017 News Release Release No: NR-137-17 The president and his military team are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment.