North Korea is that guy at the party who makes everyone wish they hadn’t come.

The North’s strongest card is not nuclear. Its strongest card is its ability to “royally annoy” everyone, Mr. Church says. “Its strength does not come from chemical weapons, arrays of artillery, or brigades of mobile missiles. This small, sad country’s best weapon is not something stashed deep in a granite mountain or smuggled to a rusting port in the hold of a tramp freighter. To find it, no spies need be recruited, no costly, esoteric intelligence collection systems deployed,” he writes.“The basis of the North’s greatest strength is deceptively simple: People who are irritated pay attention.”

via North Korea: Not Crazy but Very Misunderstood – NYTimes.com.

 

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