Kim Jong Un Goes Orbital


North Korea successfully launched a long-range satellite into orbit on Dec. 12, heightening concerns about the pariah state's growing ability to threaten its neighbors. The launch, which violates U.N. sanctions, allowed Pyongyang to test its developing ballistic-missile capabilities, angering the U.S. and its regional allies. The White House called the event "a highly provocative act that threatens regional security," while South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan termed it "a threat to peace on the Korean Peninsula and around the world." China--the one outside country that holds sway in Pyongyang--stopped short of condemning...

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