Kim Jong Un
is on a roll. After firing a second missile over Japan, successfully testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and successfully detonating a larger-yield nuclear weapon, the North Korea
n threat has grown significantly more dire in just a few weeks. General John Hyten, who commands U.S. Strategic Command, recently stated that he assumes that North Korea
has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. He also explained that while North Korea
has yet to demonstrate a reliable ICBM that could deliver a nuclear warhead, "it's just a matter of when, not if." What happens next will profoundly influence the future of the Asia-Pacific for decades to come.