Hawks inside and outside the Trump administration are talking more loudly about a pre-emptive attack on North Korea.
Why the danger of US war with North Korea is so high right now. (September 2017)
The US keeps steering toward a collision course with North Korea. (August 2017)
North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is a response to US military threats that have escalated since the end of the Cold War.
Tensions rise as the US and South Korea conduct their annual rehearsal of an assault on the North. Meanwhile, the South may elect a president who promises to dial back the belligerence. (April 2017)
Recent US conflict with North Korea takes place in new context. China’s rise — and the relative decline of the US — have put all the relationships in East Asia in flux. (2013)
Obama tightened the screws on North Korea. But the US has really kept the North under economic siege since the early 1950s.
The North-South border in Korea is the most militarized in the world. The media usually get things backwards when they try to explain how it got that way.