North Korea Rehearsed Nuclear Attack on South Korea

Since president Joe Biden entered the oval office in January of 2021, things have been tumultuous for the United States, both domestically and internationally. While the COVID-19 Pandemic and subsequent racial-riots which occurred in cities across the nation during the year 2020 had undoubtedly created a dark, tense atmosphere in the country before the commencement of his first term as president, Bidens incompetence, incoherent, and weak leadership has resulted in America appearing from a position of weakness in global affairs. Unsurprisingly, following the president’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan later that year (2021), Russa aggressively invaded Ukraine (Winter 2022), and the Chinese and Iranian nations have been emboldened, taking assertive actions in terms of international politics. On September 5th, the Chinese Communist government in Beijing issues yet another statement, threatening future conflict if the United States continues to support Taiwan (which China says is part of its territory and rejects the claim that it is a sovereign nation).

On August 31st, North Korea, a nation which has often positioned itself as a “rogue actor” in international affairs, launched missiles in a military simulation. Following the launchings, the nation released a statement, saying the latest actions simulated nuclear assaults against neighboring South Korea. The report from Pyongyang also alleged that the military had been rehearsing procedures for a future occupation of the southern Korean nation. The country has assertedly and repeatedly tested nuclear missiles over the years. Regardless, the bold disclosure of prospective military plans and potential maneuvers for future potential conflicts only heightens the tensions between nations and reinforces the provocative stance of North Korea in the eyes of the western world.

The renewed aggression from the communist nation is in stark contrast to its position with the United States just 6 years ago. In 2018, Donald Trump and Kim-Jong-un met and shook hands in Singapore, becoming the first leaders in their nations histories to meet and engage in diplomatic relations.