December 17, 2012

North Korea: From Bad to Worse

Richard Weitz, The Diplomat

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Pyongyang has successfully tested a long-range rocket. What may happen next -- including missiles someday armed with nuclear warheads -- could make matters worse.

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TAGGED: Kim Jong-un, North Korea


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