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News Tip -- North Korea Missile Launch a Propaganda Tool, Point of Pride
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Within North Korea, the nation's successful missile launch this week will be promoted as a point of national pride, a Duke expert says.
Faculty Fellow, Duke University Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Kim has a Ph.D. in East Asian/Korean History from Columbia University and teaches a course about North Korea.
"The government will promote the launch as an incredible achievement for a people isolated by global sanctions. It will be used as more than just a propaganda tool. They built a sophisticated machine at a time when much of the nation’s infrastructure is falling apart. So a lot of North Koreans will view this as an immense achievement."
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