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Monday, April 13, 2015

South Korea’s THAAD Decision

THAAD LauncherLast month, I argued that North Korea’s combined nuclear and missile program was reaching a tipping point.

Previously these systems could be defended – at the outer reaches of rationality, to be sure – as protection against possible American-led regime change.

In practice, they were primarily tools for the extortion and blackmail of Pyongyang’s neighbors, most obviously South Korea. North Korea’s gangsterism, while objectionable, has generally been manageable. B

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