March 05, 2019

'Take it seriously': North Korea nuclear threat looms over northern Australia

Featuring David Asher

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Journalist Peter Hartcher

North Korea publicly painted a nuclear target on Australia in April 2017. Kim Jong-un's regime seized on the fact that a contingent of US marines is now in a permanent, rotating deployment in the Northern Territory.

Specifically, the regime's main mouthpiece, the official party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, said: “If Australia persists in following the US moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] and remains a shock brigade of the US master, this will be a suicidal act of coming within the range of the nuclear strike of the strategic force of the DPRK.”

With all the excited talk of Donald Trump's two meetings with Kim in June and again last week, has anything changed?

Read the full article and more in The Sydney Morning Herald.

  • David Asher

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow

    David Asher is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he specialized in Economics and Security as well as Asia strategy. His cu...