North Korea is continuing to embarrass the civil world while casting seasoned statesmen and international organizations as a band of complaining protectors of law and order, who are afraid to accept the inevitable option of preemptive strikes that are needed to deter an increasing dangerous menace to global security.
As the United States(US), NATO, the United Nations(UN), European nations, South Korea, Japan and other nations, including a surprising Russia, have condemned Pyongyang's latest missile launch, which was done in flagrant violation of UN resolutions, Kim Jong-un is apparently not swayed by global opposition to his rogue actions.
UN threats of deeper sanctions against the nuclear-armed nation might not act as a deterrent since the continuous indifference to international law by North Korea has been confirmed over and over again.
If North Korea, already sanctioned by the international community, has reached an advanced stage of ballistic and nuclear arms development as a greater threat to the tranquility of the civil world, then further sanctions would probably not have very much of any impact on Kim's arms-program.
However, attesting to the irrational, unpredictable and flagrant breaking of international law by of Kim Jong-un, preemptive strikes upon North Korea appear to be the only means to any deterrent left as an option to removing the nuclear threat to the global population.