How should the world respond to North Korea's nuclear test?

January 8, 2016 11:02 AM

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"This is a really unstable regime, one whose leadership we really don't understand, that really presents a risk not just to peace on the Korean Peninsula, not just to South Korea or even neighbors like Japan, but also potentially to the United States," said CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate. "It does put North Korea on a higher level of attention," and, he added, it raises the question, "Can something be done other than what has been the strategy, frankly, of strategic patience?"

An analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) maintains that the nuclear test "doesn't change the military equation." It does, however, put Pyongyang one step closer to being able to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile, wrote CSIS' Sharon Squassoni, director of the Prolif...

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