By Foster Klug
Published: Friday, May 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
For 20 years, fears about North Korea's headlong pursuit of nuclear bombs have been watered down with smirking admonishments not to overestimate an impoverished dictatorship prone to bragging and tantrums.
“Where in the past, there may have been some ambiguity about what North Korea was seeking to achieve, there is a clear recognition that they are pressing toward a nuclear capability with a potential longer-range delivery.”
Kurt Campbell, former U.S. diplomat for Asia
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