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Air traffic controllers and pilots stand with their ultralight aircraft on the tarmac of the Mirim Air Club on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Until a few months ago, if you wanted a bird's eye view of North Korea's capital there was basically only one option: a 150-meter tall tower across the river from Kim Il Sung Square. With the support of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has vowed to give North Koreans more modern and "cultured" ways to spend their leisure time, a Pyongyang flying club has started offering short flights over some of the capital's major sights. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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An ultralight aircraft flies over the city of Pyongyang on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in North Korea. Until a few months ago, if you wanted a bird's eye view of North Korea's capital there was basically only one option: a 150-meter tall tower across the river from Kim Il Sung Square. Now, if you have the cash, you can climb into the backseat of an ultralight aircraft. With the support of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has vowed to give North Koreans more modern and "cultured" ways to spend their leisure time, a Pyongyang flying club has started offering short flights over some of the capital's major sights. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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North Koreans watch an aerial display on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Wonsan, North Korea. North Korea on Saturday opened an air festival featuring sky diving, demonstrations by its air force and lots of beer to promote a newly renovated and upgraded commercial airport in the coastal city of Wonsan that it hopes will draw for foreign tourists. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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North Koreans shield their eyes from the sun as they watch an aerial display on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Wonsan, North Korea. North Korea on Saturday opened an air festival featuring sky diving, demonstrations by its air force and lots of beer to promote a newly renovated and upgraded commercial airport in the coastal city of Wonsan that it hopes will draw for foreign tourists. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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People watch a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea's military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China. The letters on the screen read: "North Korea, ballistic missiles to east coast." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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In this undated photo distributed on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, by the North Korean government, a missile is launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

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People pass by a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korea's ballistic missile that the North claimed to have launched from underwater, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul's military said. The letters read "North Korea fired a missile during UFG, Ulchi Freedom Guardian." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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South Korean Army soldiers prepare to fire 105mm howitzers during an exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan's territorial waters, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, one of the longest flights by a North Korean missile.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Illustration on China's relationship with a nuclear North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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In this July 27, 2013 photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

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Kim Jong-un is expected take center stage for a final consolidation of his power at once-in-a-generation party congress in nuclear-armed North Korea.

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North Korea Satellite Technology Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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South Korean army soldiers pass by a TV news program showing a file footage of a missile launch conducted by North Korea at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2016. A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and U.S. defense officials said Friday. The letters at a screen read: "North Korea launched a missile from its east coast." (AP Photo/Ahnn Young-joon)

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North Korea's Nuclear Threat: Assessment, Global Responses and Solutions cover (March 30, 2016)

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In this March 18, 2016 photo, people watch a TV screen showing a file footage of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, soon after North Korea defied U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea. It's a demand North Korea has been making for decades: The U.S. and South Korea must immediately suspend their annual military exercises if they want peace on the Korean Peninsula. And, once again, it's a demand that is falling on deaf ears. This year's exercises are bigger than ever before and reportedly include training to take out Kim Jong Un himself. For Pyongyang's ruling regime, that's a bridge too far. But probably not far enough to fire the first shots over. The letters on the screen read "North Korea fired a missile against the ongoing joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, between South Korea and the United States." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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Nuclear Negotiations with North Korea Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2015, photo, missiles are paraded during a military parade during celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of North Korea's Workers' Party. Skeptics of North Korea’s nuclear threat - and there are many - have long clung to two comforting thoughts: that while the North has the bomb, it doesn’t have a warhead small enough to put on a long-range rocket, much less a re-entry vehicle to keep that warhead from burning up in the atmosphere before it could reach a target like, as it has suggested before, Manhattan. North Korea on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, suggested it will soon show the world it has mastered both technologies. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

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A North Korean waitress walks through a door under a clock with Chinese emblems at a restaurant in Rason city in North Korea, in this Aug. 29, 2011, photo. North Korea said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, that it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

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National Edition Opinion cover for June 30, 2015 - It’s North Korea all over again (Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times)

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Men and women pump their fists in the air and chant "Defend!" as they carry propaganda slogans calling for reunification of their country during the "Pyongyang Mass Rally on the Day of the Struggle Against the U.S.," attended by approximately 100,000 North Koreans to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War at the Kim Il Sung stadium, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The month of June in North Korea is known as the "Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month" and it's a time for North Koreans to swarm to war museums, mobilize for gatherings denouncing the evils of the United States and join in a general, nationwide whipping up of the anti-American sentiment. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)