from Danger Room by Nathan Hodge
At a Pentagon press conference yesterday, Gen. James Cartwright deliberately dissed North Korea's capabilities -- and its attractiveness as a supplier:
"There's two things that we look at on the North Korean missile. One is their ability to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a weapon of mass destruction, and the second is their desire to potentially proliferate that and sell it around the world. On the first, the technology they were seeking after the first two failures was the ability to stage; in other words, transition from one stage of boost to the next. They failed. On the idea of proliferation, would you buy from somebody that had failed three times in a row and never been successful?"
[Pow! Sock! Bam! - Sarge]