Apr 19, 2017

Latest head game at North Korean nuclear site: volleyball

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U.S.-North Korea analysts got a surprise when poring over the latest satellite photos from North Korea's nuclear test site: they saw 3 locations where North Koreans were playing volleyball games instead of engaging in nuclear test preparations, per Reuters.

Getting in your head: It's an illustration of the absurd head games that factor into international standoffs. One independent North Korea expert told Reuters that it either shows the facility dipping into "standby mode" or the North Koreans' idea of a joke as they're aware of the constant surveillance of the facility.

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