March 01, 2024
Analysis

North Korea wants Biden’s attention. The best way to get it: ballistic missiles.

Kim Jong Un fired two short-range ballistic missiles to get on the U.S.’ agenda before a key policy review is finished

When North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the sky on Thursday morning, it sent an underlying message to U.S. President Joe Biden: ‘Underestimate us at your peril.’

The launch, which is the first-known ballistic missile test during Biden’s presidency, took place just a few days after the DPRK fired short-range cruise missiles on Sunday — an incident that the president himself described as mere “business as usual.”

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