This just in folks, via Yahoo and AP.
Looks like South Korea is not going to be bullied by the North:
“We are studying measures such as tracking and shooting down (parts) of a North Korean missile in case they stray out of their normal trajectory” and violate South Korean territory, said Yoon Won-shik, a vice spokesman at the Defence Ministry.
“We cannot help viewing (the launch) as a very reckless, provocative act” that undermines peace on the Korean peninsula, he said.
The South Korean and U.S. militaries know that North Korea has moved the main body of the rocket into a building at a site near the village of Tongchang-ri in North Phyongan province and that it is making preparations for a launch, Yoon said. He said the two allies’ militaries are closely monitoring the situation, but he didn’t elaborate on the North’s preparations.
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What to do with North Korea?
Personally, I think China has to step up and do more.