Speculation is his that Kim Jung-un's own generals may have taken it out so as not to confront the U.S.
Alex Jones is also speculating that it could have been taken out by a U.S. laser.
Via NBC News:
North Korea attempted a missile launch Sunday morning local time (5:21pm ET), but it failed "almost immediately" United States military officials confirmed to NBC News.
South Korea's military detected the same results, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
The launch was attempted from Sinpo, a city on North Korea's east coast, some 400 miles from Japan,according to U.S. Pacific Command.
Via The New York Times:
In an unusually worded statement that left hanging the question of whether the United States played any role in the latest launch’s failure, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said: “The president and his military team are aware of North Korea’s most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment.”
Via The Sun:
Former British foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind speculates the U.S> might have saboatged the launch via a cyber attack.
Speaking with the BBC, he said: “It could have failed because the system is not competent enough to make it work, but there is a very strong belief that the US through cyber methods has been successful on several occasions in interrupting these sorts of tests and making them fail.
Rifkind served as foreign secretary from 1995 to 1997 in John Major’s government,