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The North Korean threat

It’s incredibly dangerous territory, in which every word and action must be considered

By Emil Dall  

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Yesterday’s failed test by North Korea, in which a missile apparently exploded seconds after its launch, is likely to be only a temporary setback for leader Kim Jong-un. With every test, whether failed or successful, North Korea learns something new. The regime’s nuclear and missile tests have become more frequent and increasingly advanced, demonstrating its ability to circumvent sanctions. On 18th March, it tested a new high-performance rocket engine which many believe is another step towards developing a long-range missile capable of targeting the west coast…

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