April 5, 2013

North Korea & the Fallacy of Accidental Wars

Rob Farley, The Diplomat

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Few wars happen by accident. Given the current situation on the Korean Peninsula, a full-scale war seems unlikely, as none of the combatants stand to benefit.

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TAGGED: South Korea, North Korea


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