Nukes, missiles and satellites: What to make of North Korea’s plenum outcome
Kim Jong Un’s confrontational stance toward Seoul raises risk of limited inter-Korean conflict in year ahead
North Korea’s latest party plenum wrapped up on Saturday, with state media releasing detailed information about discussions and decisions from the multi-day event on Sunday.
The plenum’s outcome once again replaced leader Kim Jong Un’s traditional New Year’s speech and offered DPRK watchers a view into military, foreign policy and economy-related goals for the year ahead.
Kim’s pledge to “exponentially increase” the North Korea’s nuclear weapons stockpile, develop another new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and launch the first military reconnaissance satellite naturally attracted attention. But these pledges weren’t
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