[Strategic Intel] 2017: North Korean missile failed; struck populated area

U.S. intelligence officials have evidence that a North Korean intermediate range ballistic missile failed during testing last year and crashed into a heavily populated area, but there is additional evidence that the North’s ballistic missile and nuclear infrastructure is maturing beyond the point of being able to destroy the threat in a secretive first strike, [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.