N Korea's controversial rocket launch  
 

North Korea has launched a long-range rocket defying weeks of international pressure.

Though Pyongyang says it has only put a communications satellite into orbit, the US, Japan and South Korea suspect the launch was a covert attempt by the North to test a long-range missile.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett takes a close look at the secretive nation's military ambitions.

 
 

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