What does North Korea really want? Its playbook offers clues
August 11, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Threatening to fire a volley of missiles toward a major U.S. military hub — and the home to 160,000 American civilians — may seem like a pretty bad move for a country that is seriously outgunned and has an awful lot to lose.
But pushing the envelope, or just threatening to do so, is what North Korea does best.
By announcing a plan to send four "Hwasong-12" intermediate range missiles over Japan and into waters near the Pacific island of Guam, Pyongyang has significantly upped the ante despite threats from U.S. President Donald Trump.
The North has made it cle...