(WASHINGTON TIMES) North Korea has moved a missile to an east coast launch-site and is likely to test fire it — allowing the regime in Pyongyang to save face if it is stepping down from its confrontation with the United States.

“As a rule, when the North Koreans allow a missile to be detected, other than in a parade, they launch it,” said retired military analyst and veteran Korea-watcher John McCreary.

South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin said Thursday North Korea had moved the intermediate-range missile to a launch site on its east coast, likely for some kind of test or show firing.


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