On the heels of the announcement that South Korea will increase the range of its missiles to include all of North Korea, North Korean leaders lashed out with a stark reminder: The U.S. remains "within range of its missiles."
The hardline government said the agreement is a "product of another conspiracy of the master and the stooge" to "ignite a war" against the North.
The threat prompted concern in the U.S. intelligence community about whether North Korea has the capability to attack the U.S. mainland. …
… "I expect Pyongyang to use this and other false examples of 'U.S. imperialism' and 'hostile policy' and South Korea's hardline policy to provoke the South in the coming days and weeks," says Sung-Yoon Lee, the Kim Koo-Korea Foundation assistant professor of Korean Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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