The North Korea nuclear threat: how did we get here?

October 3, 2017 Joseph Riley 0

Both North Korea and the U.S. have ratcheted up tensions lately, from North Korea’s launch of ballistic missiles to President Donald Trump stating that North Korea will be “met with fire and fury and…power the likes of which this world has never seen before” if they make any more threats to the United States. While the stakes have been considerably increased by the nuclear capabilities of both countries, the tensions have been broiling under the surface for decades.