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    North Korea Launches Satellite: Republicans Call For War on DPRK

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker is joined by Dr. David Wright, the co-director of the Union of Concerned Scientists Global Security Program, to talk about North Korea's launch of a satellite over the weekend.

    While the United Nations Security Council condemned the DPRK, North Korea says its launch of a satellite conformed to international protocol. Meanwhile, some Republican presidential candidates are calling for pre-emptive war against North Korea.

    In the second segment, host Brian Becker asks what's behind the comments by Turkish President Erdogan that the U.S. must choose between supporting either Turkey or the Kurds he calls "terrorists." He is joined from London by Elif Sarican of the Kurdish Student Union, as well as from New York by journalist and analyst Eric Draitser to discuss
    Erdogan's comments, as well as the visit of German Chancellor Merkel to Turkey yesterday where she condemned Russia's airstrikes in Syria.

    Finally, we turn to Haiti and speak to journalist and filmmaker Kim Ives about President Michel Martelly leaving office over the weekend. With elections in late January having been cancelled after widespread street protests and the country currently without a president, what does the future hold for Haiti?

    Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), launch of a satellite, Turkish Kurds, DPRK, Angela Merkel, Michel Martelly, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, Syria, United States, Russia, Haiti
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