Local Professor: North Korea Not Likely to Start War
Threats against the U-S and its allies and threats of more missile tests continue from North Korea. Political science professor at Gwynedd Mercy College, Josh Weikert says, North Korea’s acts of intimidation point to do what’s going on internally.
“Most of what we are seeing here is an attempt by
Kim Jong Un to establish his position, sort of reinforce his image in his country because he’s only 30-years-old. He’s only been in power for not nearly two years. In a state like North Korea they depend so much on that kind of charismatic leadership, just because of their autocratic governing system.”
Weikert says, China has been critical of North Korea. China is North Korea’s closet ally. Federal lawmakers, including Senator John McCain are pressuring China to do more to diffuse what McCain says is becoming a serious situation. the U-S has more than 28-thousand troops in South Korea.