This week has seen a major escalation in tensions between the US and North Korea. The escalation followed a leaked intelligence report that showed North Korea may be close to possessing an intercontinental missile that could deliver a nuclear strike to the US. President Trump has given fiery speeches threatening Pyongyang in an effort to deter further development, but the country continues its dogged pursuit of its nuclear goal and already possesses nuclear weapons that could strike its neighbors in Asia.
FINSUM: There is some extreme sabre-rattling going on. One of the hardest things to understand is North Korea’s mindset. They seem adamant about antagonizing everyone, but to what end?