The United States, Japan and South Korea can only wait and see what North Korea has up its sleeve. For almost a month, the reclusive country has been showing only a few of its cards to the world as it intends to — in its words — launch “an experimental communication satellite for peaceful purposes.” However, while the North Koreans are showing just a few cards, as is typical for them, there are no expectations they will show their whole hand — and many believe they are playing their own game
Denying recent intelligence suggesting it is preparing to test a long-range missile, North Korea signaled Monday it is gearing up to launch a satellite, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. A senior U.S. official told CNN last week that an American spy satellite had snapped an image of preparations at a North Korean site previously used to launch Taepodong-2 missiles.
A U.S. spy satellite snapped an image within the last several days of preparations at a North Korean missile site previously used for Taepodong-2 missile launch operations, a senior U.S