North Korea's Satellite Diplomacy
Satellite imagery of launching station
Satellite image of North Korea's Sohae (West Sea) Satellite Launching Station, from Digital Globe
It's spring, so it shouldn't surprise any of us that North Korea has launched a missile.
It's a behavioral phenomenon singular to the Hermit Kingdom. The country lies on the periphery of international attention until, with the well-calculated flip of a missile-test switch, it goes from a mere object of intrigue to the center of grave apocalyptic concern. International bargaining chip successfully acquired.