North Korea repeatedly makes warlike threats and acts aggressively toward, well, everybody but China, I guess. When these threats are made, is there any evidence of the calculation behind them? Is there evidence for a strategy that these are part of? For example, did the threats start after aid was refused by the US, are the threats related to specific demands?
Surely the North Korean government knows that the outcome of any attack would be disasterous (for all parties) and doesn't really want to go to war
Apologies if this has already been asked, I've searched for a similar question but haven't found one