While America was busy this weekend hunting for Pokemon, North Korea hurled another missile skyward. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, an internationally isolated pariah state, is slowly improving its missiles. The latest test was a failure, but North Korea’s failures keep getting better.
According to South Korea’s military, a ballistic missile successfully launched from a North Korean submarine on Saturday, and then failed later in flight. This is the third submarine missile test since December. All three tests failed. The December test exploded 30 seconds after launch. In April a missile launched from an underwater barge flew for a few hundred feet before failing.