February 12, 2013

U.S. Weakness Provokes N. Korea, Iran

Max Boot, Contentions

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So much for the exaggerated hopes of those that believed Kim Jong-un would turn out to be a different kind of dictator. Following a long-range rocket test in December, North Korea has now apparently tested a nuclear weapon bigger than any it has tested before.

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TAGGED: Nuclear Weapons, Barack Obama, Iran, North Korea


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