June 03, 2023

How the U.S. could deter a nuclear North Korea without a war

Washington's Cold War grappling with the USSR offers some clues on how to keep the DPRK in check

A recent article discussed the concern that, with nuclear weapons capable of being delivered reliably to the American homeland, Kim Jong Un could use them to threaten the U.S. in more than one way.

One premise was that North Korea would threaten an American city with a nuclear strike if the U.S. interfered when Pyongyang attacked Seoul with conventional weapons.