DPRK again provokes international community with rocket launch

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The launch of a missile in the DPRK is evidence of the evolution of North Korea’s missile-development program.

DPRK again provokes international community with rocket launch

The launch of a missile in the DPRK is evidence of the evolution of North Korea's missile-development program. CCTV America's Jim Spellman has more.

Before this satellite launch, Pyongyang had launched a multi-stage rocket in December, 2012 – also to put a satellite in orbit.
In April of that same year, it had attempted to launch a similar three-stage rocket, which exploded after takeoff.
In April of 2009, it launched a three-stage rocket, which it hailed as a success, but which the West labeled a failure.
And in July of 2006, the DPRK test-fired a long-range missile.


Security analyst Jim Walsh on what the DPRK’s provocative rocket launch means
Jim Walsh is an international security analyst and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program in the U.S.

Security analyst Jim Walsh on what the DPRK's provocative rocket launch means

Jim Walsh is an international security analyst and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program in the U.S.

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