In this Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 photo, a magazine with caricatures of U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed at a book store in Seoul, South Korea. The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on North Korean government officials and the country's defense industry for a cyberattack against Sony, insisting that Pyongyang was to blame despite lingering doubts by the cyber community. The red letters on the magazine read " Hacker War." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) (The Associated Press)
Pyongyang's rhetoric over the weekend, which included a vow that the new sanctions and America's "inveterate repugnancy and hostility" would not weaken the North's 1.2-million-strong military, is probably directed as much at a domestic audience as it is at Washington.