Can America Deter the Regime Survival Ambitions of a Nuclear-Capable North Korea?

Statues near Juche Tower, Pyongyang. Flickr/Creative Commons/Roman Harak

The use of nuclear force against North Korea is a high-risk proposition for U.S. allies.

Charles V. Peña is a senior fellow with Defense Priorities. He has more than twenty-five years of experience as a policy and program analyst and senior manager, supporting both the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. Peña is the former director of defense-policy studies at the Cato Institute and author of Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism. You can follow him on Twitter @gofastchuck.

Image: Statues near Juche Tower, Pyongyang. Flickr/Creative Commons/Roman Harak

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