North Korea’s May 9 test: Kim Jong Un raises the stakes but keeps his options open
State media moderated its coverage of the DPRK's second missile launch in a week
North Korea on May 10 predictably reported on its weapons launches from the previous day, following the example of the May 5 coverage on Sunday.
Consistent with its handling of the May 4 launches, North Korea afforded high-profile coverage to the May 9 launches, but moderated the tone of the readout. In some ways, today’s coverage was even more low-key than the May 5 report.
The North further toned down the language this time by not making even vague references to foreign countries: its closest mention of current affairs was when it emphasized the need to enhance combat capabilities
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