North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

North Korea's rocket launch is evidence of a new ballistic missile capability that poses a direct threat to the United States.

December 12, 2012
8:37 AM EST
This photo taken on Dec. 12, 2012 shows TV news in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The DPRK successfully launched and orbited a satellite. Credit: Corbis