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North Korea on Saturday local time once again attempted and failed to launch a ballistic missile.
Some details here. The missile flew 25 miles, and was a short range missile.
While previously I attributed the consistent failures of every single North Korean missile test to the inherent incompetence of that society’s totalitarian regime, I am now beginning to wonder if espionage from either the U.S. or China might be a contributing factor. It seems unlikely, and the simplest explanation remains engineering failures with North Korea’s aerospace industry. Yet…