08 March 2010

Reputation and North Korea

It's not news that I (like every other rational person) find North Korea mystifying. I can only assume that it is speaking to a domestic audience when it makes foolish announcements, such as saying that current war games between the US and ROK are the preparations for an invasion. If this was the first time the US and ROK forces had done these war games, then it would be mistaken but understandable. However, these are yearly war games. No one else in the world takes this seriously, and thus it harms the DPRK's own reputation for honesty.

I guess the DPRK is going to (once again) sell its people on the idea that the evil US-ROK military had planned on attacking, but were deterred by the DPRK mobilization.

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