North Korea Missile Test is a Game-Changing Act

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North Korea is once again taking provocative actions, this time launching two ballistic missiles in which one landed for the first time in Japanese controlled waters.    Last month, North Korea fired three short-range missiles into the sea.    The latest series of tests, which violate UN resolutions, come on the heels of an agreement last month between Washington and Seoul to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea.   Annual military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea are also scheduled for later this month.

The Cipher Brief talked with Fran Moore, the CIA’s former Director of Intelligence, about the significance of North Korea’s latest actions and why she sees them as a game-changing act.

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