The rhetoric and testing are heating up on the Korean peninsula.
Last month, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile. Experts say the test demonstrates the weapon theoretically could have the ability to hit the continental United States. For its part, South Korea vows a strong deterrence against its neighbor.
Joining the discussion:
- Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition and host of “The Socialist Program” podcast.
- Rodger Baker is Stratfor’s Senior Vice President for Strategic Analysis at RANE.
- Victor Gao is a Chair Professor at Soochow University.
- Jenny Town is a Senior Fellow with the Stimson Center and the former Assistant Director at Johns Hopkins University’s U.S.-Korea Institute.
— The Korea Times (@koreatimescokr) April 8, 2022
North Korea appears to be continuing restoration work at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, including the construction of a tunnel entrance, amid concerns that the secretive state may be pushing for another nuclear experiment. @TheKoreaHerald https://t.co/MpRLe889qK
— CSIS Korea Chair (@CSISKoreaChair) April 8, 2022
New commercial satellite imagery shows some of the clearest signs yet that North Korea is tunneling again at its remote underground nuclear test site in a way that could potentially shorten the time it needs for its next test https://t.co/CN2MN1Xi6Z
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 7, 2022