August 26, 2013
The Forgotten Genocide
Robert Park, World Affairs Journal
North Korea’s nuclear weapons test on February 12th was its third and most powerful to date. According to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s state-controlled news agency, the test was carried out “using a miniaturized and lighter nuclear device with greater explosive force than previously.” It was a wake-up call for some in the arms control community who have dismissed Pyongyang’s nuclearization merely as a bargaining chip for monetary or material concessions and against regime change. The North Koreans are now playing in the big leagues, with a warhead small enough to be used on an intercontinental ballistic missile that, according to the regime, could potentially strike not only US bases in South Korea and Japan, but also Guam and the US...
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