U.S. Officials Confirm that North Korea has fired a long-range rocket.

FOX News Radio's Alastair Wanklyn reports:

North Korea calls it a space rocket to honor a hundred years since its founder's birth. But America, Japan and others consider it a military test; a long-range rocket that could one day carry a nuclear warhead to America's shores. In any case, an apparent violation of two U.N. Security Council resolutions banning ballistic missile work. Ahead of the launch, the White House saying there'll be a cost; a halt to US food aid. No reaction to that from North Korea, apparently valuing more highly a show of technological prestige.

In London, Alastair Wanklyn, Fox News Radio.

FOX's Greg Palkot has more from Pyongyang:

Editor's Note: A U.S. Defense Official tells FOX News that the launch failed. It never left the earth's atmosphere.