Something new on North Korea

Nuclear power history North KoreaI thought I had North Korea sussed (I won’t spoil my pleasure by telling you now what I think about it in my book’s context) but a new data source is revelatory. Not only is Van Jackson’s “On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War” brilliant in bringing my understanding up to date over the 2010s, the author chronicled his writing task over six months, in a blog series titled “Nuke Your Darlings” on the wonky War on the Rocks website. And, to my surprise, in one of the blog entries, he talks of finding something in a Wikileaks document that piques my attention dramatically. Right now, I’m working through the book but also chasing up that speck of gold.