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North Korea’s real strategy

Inquirer
June 26, 2017
By Christopher R Hill

North Korea’s quest for nuclear weapons is often depicted as a “rational” response to its strategic imperatives of national security and regime survival. The country being surrounded by larger, supposedly hostile states, and with no allies it can rely to come to its defense, it is only logical to view Kim Jong-un wanting to avoid the mistake made by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, both of whom would still be alive and in power had they acquired deliverable nuclear weapons.
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