Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate – The Washington Post

“The most likely scenario,” they wrote, “is for Pyongyang to remain tightly focused on its domestic situation, especially on its economy, and on ways to loosen or blunt the pressures from its neighbors and the United States.”

Still, they said, “we could well enter the danger zone of North Korean fatalism, in which a decision to use nuclear weapons, especially against Japan — the historic enemy — would rise on the list of ‘patriotic’ options.”

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The North Korean leadership, they warned, “might become.?.?. fatalistic and decide that death with ‘glory’ is preferable to defeat.”

Gaming out the North Korea crisis: How the conflict might escalate – The Washington Post