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North Korea's Failed Missile Launch Eases Experts' Worst-Case Scenario Fears - WIRED

April 15, 2017, the North Korean government flaunts an increasingly sophisticated arsenal of intercontinental missiles and launches a midrange version, which fails seconds after takeoff. Wong Maye-E/AP. A tense weekend of brinksmanship between the ...and more »

With North Korea, we do have cards to play - Washington Post

The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It's not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade , why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout. The regime has openly ...and more »

Guns, gold and gas: What UN sanctions target North Korea? - Deutsche Welle

International observers say North Korea continues to flout bans on its pursuit of a nuclear weapons program. The UN Security Council has increased sanctions on the country. Coal is seen at a yard of Liaoning Greenland Energy Coal in Dandong. Coal and ...and more »

Have North Korea's missile tests paid off? - BBC News

North Korea displayed a lot of missiles - including big ones - at a bombastic military parade over the weekend. But what do we really know about Pyongyang's missile capabilities? Defence expert Melissa Hanham explains. Kim Jong-un put on quite a show ...and more »

Is the United States Really Blowing Up North Korea's Missiles? - Foreign Policy (blog)

There's just no evidence to support the fantasy that Kim Jong Un's rockets are falling prey to a super-secret U.S. cyberprogram. By Jeffrey Lewis. | April 19, 2017, 5:46 PM. This April 15, 2017 picture released from North Korea's official Korean ...and more »

How to deal with the world's most dangerous regime - The Economist

NORTH KOREA can be as confusing as it is alarming. It is a hereditary Marxist monarchy. It has the world's youngest supreme leader and also its oldest. The reigning tyrant, Kim Jong Un, is in his 30s; and his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is the “eternal ...and more »

Hand of US Leaves North Korea's Missile Program Shaken - New York Times

WASHINGTON — When a North Korean missile test went awry on Sunday, blowing up seconds after liftoff, there were immediate suspicions that a United States program to sabotage the test flights had struck again. The odds seem highly likely: Eighty-eight ...and more »

Nuclear War Warnings: VP Pence Warns North Korea Not To 'Test' Trump, Calls Missile Launch 'Provocation' - The Inquisitr

Vice President Mike Pence visited the most militarized area in the world, the Demilitarized Zone that constitutes the border between North Korea and South Korea, to issue a firm warning to authoritarian leader Kim Jong-un and the Democratic People's ...and more »

Details on the missile in failed North Korea test - CBS News

The missile that North Korea tested over the weekend is being called a KN-17 by U.S. intelligence, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. It is a liquid-fueled, medium-range missile launched from a rocket stand, not a mobile ...and more »

What We Know About North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal - Newsweek

North Korea soldiers North Korean soldiers march as they visit a newly constructed residential complex after its opening ceremony in Ryomyong street. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj. Share. World North Korea Missiles Pyongyang Kim Jong Un Parade Asia China United ...and more »