AP Analysis: North Korea missile success followed flurry of flops

June 22, 2016 12:33 PM

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AP Analysis: North Korea missile success followed flurry of flops

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea endured international humiliation with five failed launches in about two months before it finally pulled off what appears to be a successful test of a powerful new midrange missile. Scientists managed to satisfy a direct order from an impatient strongman looking for a credible military backup to his repeated threats to strike his enemies in all corners of Asia.

The latest development came Wednesday, with back-to-back launches of what Seoul, Tokyo and Washington believe are Musudan missiles, the second of which appeared to succeed.

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