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U.S. intelligence authorities confirmed a surface-to-air missile caused the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. But there are still many unanswered questions. Details remain unconfirmed about where the missile came from, who was behind its launch, and the intent behind the attack. To learn more, BNN’s Pamela Ritchie spoke to David A. Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

WHAT WAS THE INTENT BEHIND THE ATTACK?

It seems that the downing of the passenger plane was “a sobering mistake,” Welch...

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