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North Korea's Missile Launch


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This picture received from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Dec. 12, 2012 shows the rocket Unha-3 on a large screen at a satellite control center in Cholsan county.
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This picture received from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Dec. 12, 2012 shows the rocket Unha-3 on a large screen at a satellite control center in Cholsan county.

North Korea successfully launched a missile on Wednesday, after multiple failed attempts. The U.S., Japan and South Korea immediately condemned the launch, and even North Korea's ally, China, expressed concern. Is this launch a sign of greater nuclear reach, and how should nations respond?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • David Kang, professor of international relations and director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, and co-author of the book, "Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies"
  • Philip Yun, executive director of the Ploughshares Fund, and previously vice president for resource development at The Asia Foundation

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