When the North Koreans tested their bomb, South Korea put its army on alert. However it would appear that their nuclear threat is not aimed at South Korea, but rather is to put pressure on a “hostile America”: which is a shame because President Obama’s foreign policy has so far been one of conciliation and an offer of friendship to countries which his predecessor had alienated.
Because the Korean Peninsular is so close to China and Russia the western world has been slow to act. I hope that a coalition will be able exert pressure upon North Korea and encourage them to be reasonable. But now our diplomatic overtures do appear too little, too late.