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Is North Korea winning deterrence war with U.S.?

File - In this file image made from video of an Aug. 14, 2017, broadcast in a news bulletin by North Korea's KRT, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives a military briefing in Pyongyang. Conventional wisdom says that if North Korea were ever to use its nuclear weapons, it would be an act of suicide. (KRT via AP Video)

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 30, 2017, on page 10.

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