March 5, 2017
By Anna Fifield
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited Mangyongdae Revolutionary School and planted trees with its students last week.
North Korea launched four missiles (click here) Monday morning, a provocative barrage that coincided both with joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises on the southern half of the peninsula and with the opening of the annual National People’s Congress in China.
The launches follow a remarkable month in which Kim Jong Un’s regime tested a solid-fuel rocket that it says is part of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States and in which the regime is accused of assassinating the leader’s half brother.
Both actions have angered allies and adversaries in the region, and Monday’s launches will only exacerbate that....