The US keeps steering toward a collision course with North Korea.
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.
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)
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