Experts Say

Experts on North Korea’s latest threat: “This is how war by miscalculation starts”

September 25, 2017
By Zack Beauchamp

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Monday threatened to shoot down US warplanes, claiming “the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country.” It’s one of the most serious threats the North has leveled to date — and it has experts extremely worried. “This is how war by miscalculation starts,” Vipin Narang, a professor at MIT who studies nuclear weapons, tweeted after seeing Ri’s comments. “My anxiety level is up sharply today.
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