They've had this "military first" policy for quite some time now. This is their response to the US flying nuclear launch capable B-2's from the US to the Korean peninsula this week. The north is super sensistive to that, considering the bombings they took during the Korean war.
They use these opportunities to release propaganda and get the public behind the military policy. It's as much for the domestic audienence as it is for the rest of the world.
I would keep in mind though, the US may have been more interesting in proving this capability to South Korea and Japan, our allies in the region, perhaps with the overall goal of preventing South Korea from doing anything rash, knowing they have backup.
Something does need to be done though before they do develop the capability to develop a nuclear weapon with a long range delivery system.
Last edited by Atwater His Ass; 03-30-2013 at 05:48 AM..