North Korea

Bombs as answer

Print edition : February 05, 2016

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducts a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan Air Base, South Korea, on January 10, in response to North Korea's announcement of a hydrogen bomb explosion. Photo: AFP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP

South Korea resumed its propaganda offensive on the border with the North after the nuclear test was announced. Here, South Korean soldiers operating the loudspeakers used for the propaganda blitz at a studio in Yeoncheon, South Korea, on January 8. Photo: Getty Images

North Korea’s latest claim of having tested a hydrogen bomb is partly a result of the politics of intimidation practised by the U.S. and South Korea.
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