North Korean leader and trendsetter Kim Jong-un is turning up the heat again, reportedly drawing up plans to strike Hawaii, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.
CNN called in Scott Snyder, an expert on Korea for the Council on Foreign Relations, to put this in greater context...
Snyder wrote on CNN.com:
North Korea has historically employed guerrilla-style methods in carrying out provocations, using elements of surprise and ambiguity of attribution to avoid risks of full-scale escalation. If North Korea decides to follow through on its threats through direct confrontation, however, this would be evidence that something is going terribly wrong inside its new leadership.