North Korea Launches Rocket Against the Will of the World

Defying the world, North Korea launched a rocket Sunday, demonstrating that the country is getting closer to being able to fire a nuclear warhead. Japan, the United States, and China, among other countries, had urged North Korea to forgo the test launch. The rocket traveled over Japan into the Pacific Ocean, and was not intercepted.


In front of 20,000 people in Prague today, President Obama urged the U.N. Security Council to take action against North Korea because the rocket launched violated international rules. China and Russia are asking for a cautious response, and it is likely that the council will call for stricter application of current sanctions, instead of imposing new ones. International sanctions issued during Bush's tenure have proven to have little effect. Let's hope something changes.

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