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Pyongyang's latest launch a strategic reminder to the US


North Korea's medium-range missile test yesterday underscored the reality that Pyongyang, while not rolling back its nuclear weapons capability, has normalised testing of weaponry short of nuclear and long-range missile tests.

And its timing, just ahead of a resumption of talks with the United States, shows that North Korea has its own way of upping the ante, analysts say.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2019, with the headline 'Pyongyang's latest launch a strategic reminder to the US'. Subscribe