The Case For A Decapitating Strike Against N. Korea's Kim

The Case For A Decapitating Strike Against N. Korea's Kim
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Reuters reports that as part of a program celebrating what would have been the 105th birthday of the Kim dynasty's founder, North Korean television featured a video of nuclear missiles exploding over the United States. Correspondent Ju-min Park states "the video ended with a picture of the American flag in flames, overlapping row after row of white crosses in a cemetery."

This isn't anything new for North Korea's uniquely bellicose regime. In 2012 it released a map illustrating which U.S. cities it intended to destroy with its growing nuclear arsenal. What has changed is the scope and diversity of Pyongyang's nuclear preparations. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un stated in his New Year's message that the North would soon test an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching any target in America. Last week's parade in the capital's central square displayed some of the long-range weapons the country is developing.

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