Analysis: Don't Dismiss, or Panic Over, N. Korea Threats

March 7, 2016 10:52 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea — When North Korea makes threats to nuke its enemies, as it has twice over the last several days, outsiders often have one of two reactions: to dismiss it as yet another example of empty propaganda or to panic.

There are good reasons to do neither. There are many ways the North can retaliate that fall short of war, nuclear or conventional.

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