Why North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan

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A North Korean missile flew over the island of Hokkaido, Japan on Tuesday. Bullet trains stopped, and some TV stations interrupted programming to warn people to take shelter. It’s only the third time North Korea has fired a rocket over Japan. The Japanese Prime Minister called it an “unprecedented, serious and grave threat.”

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Guest:
David Sanger - National Security Correspondent for the New York Times - @SangerNYT

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Madeleine Brand

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Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole