War drumming politicians and pundits love to point to North Korea as one of America’s greatest threats, but after that nation’s latest abysmal rocket test that broke up 81 seconds after launch and crashed into the Yellow Sea off the coast of South Korea, how much longer can this myth propagate? Maybe a visual will help put their over 6,000 miles of shortcomings (distance to West Coast of the U.S.) into better perspective.

Still unconvinced? Perhaps former NASA expert Scott Pace explains it even better: “Anybody can make something go boom. Controlling it is hard.”