North Korea tests short-range missiles

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North Korea today conducted its first missile tests since November 2017, firing off several short-range “projectiles” into the Sea of Japan.

These are not the long-range ballistic missiles that North Korea was testing two years ago that had the potential of reaching the U.S. Still, this test indicates that this country remains an unpredictable threat to its neighbors and the world. The test also indicates we don’t yet have any agreement from them concerning demilitarization.



  • Cotour

    The North Koreans want Secretary Of State Pompeo removed from the negotiations for nuclear denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and in their frustration with not getting what THEY want they once again begin to shoot off missiles into the sea.

    Sounds like things are going in the correct general direction.

    Pompeo is not going anywhere because he is actually effective and the North Koreans need some way to turn both Trump’s and Pompeo’s hard choices for them to make, denuclearize or suffer extreme sanctions.

    The carrot or the stick, a simple but effective strategy.

  • wayne

    Victor Davis Hanson : Understanding North Korea
    Classicist’s Podcast –2017

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