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FW: MORROCK NEWS, Friday, Sept. 25, 1998



Greetings all.....

Here is an interesting story off the wire services today...
--73 Dan NN0DJ--

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>    Friday :: September 25, 1998 :: Email edition
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> * CIA `MISCALL' ON NO. KOREAN ROCKET LAUNCH: When
> the CIA told government officials that North Korea had
> launched a three-stage ballistic missile over Japan,
> the consequences were severe. The House of
> Representatives blocked fuel oil deliveries to North
> Korea, and Japan moved to speed up its own missile
> development. But North Korea said the rocket, which
> crashed into the sea, was not a weapon but a failed
> attempt to launch a satellite -- and eventually U.S.
> analysts agreed. On Thursday, the CIA came in for
> sharp criticism.  ``A miscall like that has a lot of
> consequences,'' said Rep. Lee Hamilton, top Democrat
> on the House International Relations Committee.
> Hamilton and others want the fuel oil released, to
> shore up a 1994 deal the U.S. made with North Korea
> for a nuclear freeze. . . .  Secretary of State
> Madeleine Albright, meanwhile, joined officials of
> Japan and South Korea in condemning the launch as
> ``irresponsible and in disregard of international
> safety norms.'' 
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