KOREA LAUNCHES: “The reclusive communist state launched the missile at 3:32 a.m., or 2:32 p.m. Tuesday EDT, and it crashed into the Sea of Japan several minutes later, public broadcaster NHK reported.”

UPDATE: Peter Weisskopf emails: “Did you ever consider that missile was downed by an american frigate in the Sea of Japan?”

I hope so, but I think we’d be bragging about it if that were the case.

Austin Bay has posted an analysis.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A roundup on the topic, from Pajamas Media.