News Tip -- North Korea Missile Launch a Propaganda Tool, Point of Pride

A Duke expert says North Korea's successful missile launch this week will be viewed internally as a point of national pride.

Within North Korea, the nation's successful missile launch this week will be promoted as a point of national pride, a Duke expert says.

Cheehyung KimFaculty Fellow, Duke University Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studiesck131@duke.eduKim has a Ph.D. in East Asian/Korean History from Columbia University and teaches a course about North Korea. Quote: "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."