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North Korea has moved the Rodong Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) launchers closer to the South in an attempt to circumvent the missile defense shield soon to be established by the U.S. THAAD missiles.
In a potential escalation of the months long war, Iranian backed Yemeni Houthi rebels fired a Scud ballistic missile at Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force (RSAF) King Khalid Airbase west of Khamis Mushait, one of the kingdom's largest military bases. The attack was launched from an area near the Yemeni town of Saada, about 180 km (111 miles) south of the targeted Saudi airbase.
North’s rocket launch scheduled to take place sometime between 10 and 22 December is likely to be postponed, according to official announcement from Pyongyang. Analysts are speculating that the delay may be a combination of foul weather and technical malfunctions. Others consider Pyongyang may be bending under intense international condemnation and the threat of impending UN sanctions...