North Korea tests a strategic submarine ballistic missile. KCNA/File Photo via Reuters
ABC News Online: How much damage could North Korea unleash even without nuclear weapons?
There's been a lot of focus on North Korea's nuclear ambitions, and specifically, its hopes of developing a missile that could deliver a nuclear strike on the United States.
But what can be lost in the discussion of the country's recent missile tests is the vast military capabilities the country already has.
This morning, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale".
This is why a diplomatic solution is widely seen as the only solution.
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WNU Editor: One can also say that the damage that will be inflicted on North Korea would be just as bad .... if not worse.