The South Korean military reported that today Pyongyang carried out its second launch in five days. While few details were immediately available, the development follows what North Korea claimed was a “strike drill” last weekend of rocket artillery and tactical guided weapons — though some experts said Pyongyang may have actually launched a new, more advanced short-range missile.
What about future talks with Washington? Analysts say the recent uptick in launches signals that North Korea may be preparing to give up on diplomacy.
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