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1.2 Million Casualties: If North Korea Attacked Los Angeles with a Nuclear Weapon

Fortunately, all of this doom-and-gloom is still pure fiction. Whether it stays that way will depend on the calculations of President Donald Trump, who relishes being unpredictable and is quick to poke his enemies in the eye with tweet barrages, and Kim Jong-un, a paranoid sociopath whose number one fear is—and has always been—being deposed in a U.S. military operation.

Daniel DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities.

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