North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile near coastal town

North Korea continues to puzzle and amaze us westerners. As the article suggests, a rogue state with both a nuclear weapons and an SSB capability is valid reason for concern. The key question now is, 'Why?' At the moment we can only guess, but two credible possibilities exist, first, deterrence but against whom? Second, as a bargaining chip to gain greater power and deals to improve their economic situation. In simple term, blackmail! This leaves the obvious question, "Who is going to deal with the threat North Korea now poses?" Does Canada have vested interests in this one? This is a situation demanding open discussion. Let's get started.

National Post - North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile near coastal town, defence officials say

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