Chances are, the North Korean leadership is not suicidal--and therefore will not deliberately target population centers or military instillations in South Korea, Japan, or even the USA. But accidents, miscalculations and unpredictable events have caused major wars in the past.
North Korea has grabbed the media's attention this week with a series of increasingly provocative statements and moves. I caught up with Ambassador Chris Hill, formerly the lead US negotiator on North Korea and currently Dean of the Korbell School at the University of Denver to find out what is behind these latest bluster.
Starving children in the countryside are not responsible for DPRK's nuclear ambition. We should not use this aid package as a wedge to drive nuclear policy. We should stop kids from staving. Full stop.