February 26, 2024

After 4th N.Korean nuke test, time to think the unthinkable

Missile defense? A pre-emptive strike? MAD? Something has to change on the Korean Peninsula

“Was it or was it not a hydrogen bomb?” That seems to be the question that everyone is asking. Some experts seem doubtful of the veracity of North Korea's claims as the yield recorded in the test seemed similar to its previous tests. There are some others who think that this might be a boosted nuclear weapon – one step below an actual hydrogen bomb.

As experts, pundits, and politicians quibble about the suspicious Richter scale readings, the question that I pose is this: Who cares? If you were mugged by someone carrying a kitchen knife yesterday, and that same person mugged you again today, except this time he was carrying a machete, what difference would that be to you?

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