Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wars & Rumors of War

North Korea launches failed missile test - UPI.com
UPI reports: "North Korea made a failed attempt to launch a missile Saturday, the latest in a string of provocations surrounding its nuclear weapons program. U.S. and South Korean military officials confirmed an attempted launch on the nation's eastern coast Saturday morning. The device exploded almost immediately after takeoff."

Comment: Given how things have been going, this failed test is a good outcome. It was unlikely that young Un would blink and not stage any kind of launch during the anniversary celebration, so a launch that is both failure and decidedly not an underground bomb test allows him to save face in front of his people while stopping short of a provocation that would require an immediate response from Trump.

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