CNN's Stan Grant, in Pyongyang to witness the launch of North Korea's missile, says government minders at first denied a missile launch had even happened–even as governments in South Korea and Japan were reporting the missile had failed less than a minute after launch.
"Failure was not an option," Grant reported.
As the world reacts to reports North Korea's missile lifted off, but later failed, Korea expert Victor Cha says China will play a critical role in any attempt to reign in the continuing efforts by North Korea to develop a nuclear missile.
CNN contributor Roland Martin says the community that rallied in support of Trayvon Martin and his family expressed relief Wednesday night with word criminal charges would be filed, and George Zimmerman had been taken into custody. "Thank goodness this is taking place," Martin said to CNN's Tom Foreman on Erin Burnett OutFront. "The bottom line is very simple. Even he wasn't even charged, it would never get to the point of a jury hearing the case."
Is North Korea on the verge of having the technology to launch a weapon anywhere in the world–even to the United States? The answer may sit on a missile launch pad in North Korea, where the country plans to launch a rocket carrying a "weather satellite" into orbit in honor of the one hundredth birthday of the nation's founder, Kim Il Sung.