What can Western democracies do to counter North Korea’s defiance on its missile testing? Already about the most heavily sanctioned country in the world, it’s shown that its technology is steadily advancing with predictions that it may develop a ballistic intercontinental missile that can hit the United States within the next four years. It also has nuclear weapons and is far more ahead of the game than Iran to whom it sells its engineering expertise.
China is its ally. The US is moving its strategic focus from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific. How it deals with North Korea will be pivotal.
The fictional Third World War begins with a North Korean missile strike on a US base in Japan and an Islamic extremist attack on the Indian parliament. Soon the world becomes a confusing, ominous and terrifying place.