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North Korea nuclear program

It keeps making outsized threats about attacking the U.S. while ignoring the fact that the U.S. could absorb multiple nuclear missile attacks.
Rex Tillerson outlined a tougher strategy to confront North Korea's nuclear threat.
Now this is a good one.
North Korea's recent nuclear-weapons test constitutes provocative, destabilizing activity for the region and the globe and demands strong condemnation from the international community. Every effort must be made to keep North Korea's nuclear ambitions in check. But too often outside policymakers and observers seem to overlook the simple fact that the current standoff is in part a result of an unsustainable nuclear-weapons regime that perpetuates a double standard between states that have nuclear weapons and those that do not.
I had come to the Sino-North Korean border in order to film a documentary about North Korean defectors. Since Kim Jong-un took office, the situation has been dire for those hoping to escape. If they are caught as illegal migrants in China, they will be deported back to the DPRK where they will face torture and imprisonment. Sook-ja had waded across the icy Tumen River several weeks before, carrying a bundle of clothes above her head. She didn't know how to swim and yet she had risked her life in order to find her sister who had disappeared in China. "I came all this way to find her, and... she's gone."
The architect of the administration's Asia policy described a subtle change in Chinese thinking as a result of Pyongyang's
Given Canada's close proximity and alliance with the U.S., and North Korea's abhorrence of that "imperialist" country and everything it represents, the question is whether Canadians should feel fearful of North Korean missiles -- in the event they can reach our neighbour, or accidentally strike us instead.
When his father, Kim Jong-Il, died in December 2011, there were speculations that his young successor would have an interest in modernizing and bringing capitalism to the impoverished nation. North Korea announced they would continue with plans for a third nuclear test and test rockets capable of reaching the United States. It may be argued that Kim Jong-un is more dangerous to the world than his father had ever been.