North Korea’s vaunted missile test proved to be an embarrassing failure but America shouldn’t let that distract us from the regime sinister intentions. That’s the message from retired U.S. Army Major General Paul Vallely, who served as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army in the Pacific.

Vallely says the malfunction of the missile doesn’t change the fact that North Korea’s weapons program is a threat to the U.S. and our allies and that diplomatic efforts at deterrence have been a consistent failure.

“They have a very aggressive missile-development program in North Korea. They’ve shared a lot of their technology with Iran and that’s been supplemented by a lot of Russian assistance as well,” Vallely told WND.

We ask Vallely what approach might yield better results and what role China is playing in North Korea’s bluster.

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