The visit by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, calls from restraint from its allies in Russia and China, yet North Korea keeps ramping up the rhetoric. The latest is the threat of a “sacred war of justice” using its nuclear deterrent.
The sloganeering is not new. We could even argue that the two big attacks on South Korea this year are not unprecedented. What’s substantively different is South Korea’s uncompromising policy to strike back.
Will it work or will it make things worse?