CNN quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security Jamie Metzl on the possibility of an escalation of the recent North-South Korean military actions:



Jamie Metzl, an Asia expert for the Atlantic Council in New York, said he thought it was unlikely that the current crisis would escalate further.

"North Korea has more to gain from conflict theater than from a conflict that would quickly expose its fundamental weakness," he said, suggesting leaders in Pyongyang might be trying to "make trouble because they feel ignored by the international community and feel they have something to gain negotiating their way out of a mini-crisis."





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