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Pyongyang's pre-Congress posturing threatens security on the Korean Peninsula

SEOUL   North Korea's launch of what is believed to be a long-range ballistic missile on Feb. 7 has been met with unanimous condemnation, but raises questions over just what the international community can do to keep the country's oppressive regime in check.

     Coming on the heels of a nuclear test just a month earlier, the missile launch is further evidence that Kim Jong Un is intent on building up a nuclear arsenal. But, more worryingly, it also shows that he is a lot more unpredictable than his predecessor.

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