Pyongyang has recently ratcheted up its provocations – a list of actions that include scrambling warplanes, another attempted spy satellite launch, and promises to deploy new nuclear-capable missiles.
But those who closely monitor the Hermit Kingdom believe that whatever show of force North Korea has planned for its 75th anniversary is likely to be driven more by technical advances in its various programs and not a desire to score political points or achieve personal victories.
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Marisa Herman ✉
Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.