North Korea ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsula this weekend with the launch of four (4) short-range guided missiles into the the East Sea (3) and the Sea of Japan (1).
This comes on the tail of months of inflammatory, sabre-rattling rhetoric from North Korea after recent warnings from the communist DPRK of "impending nuclear war."
While North Korea's launching of short-range, tactical missiles is not as alarming as the launching of long-range ballistic missiles, it is further evidence of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un's misunderstanding of global tensions and his backward nation's place in the world.
That these most recent provocations did not result in a shooting war between the two Koreas is nothing short of a miracle.
One misstep in Korea could put thousands, if not millions of lives at risk.