Kim Il Sung

Apparent North Korea missile success follows flurry of flops

Apparent North Korea missile success follows flurry of flops

North Korea endured international humiliation with five failed launches in about two months before it finally pulled off what appears to be a successful test of a powerful new midrange missile. Scientists managed to satisfy a direct order from an impatient strongman looking for a credible military backup to his repeated threats to strike his enemies in all corners of Asia. 

The latest development came Wednesday, with back-to-back launches of what Seoul, Tokyo and Washington believe are Musudan missiles, the second of which appeared to be successful. 

North Korea's remarkable commitment to quickly launching the missiles, despite the failures, flies in the face of past...

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