15 Apr 2017

North Korea puts military muscle on show

The military hardware was impressive, the spectacle epic. And with the visuals, an unequivocal message from Pyongyang: “Mess with us at your peril”.

So as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder Kim Il-sung with a massive military parade, the question for the rest of the world is whether this is all for show, or whether Pyongyang is, as it claims, ready for nuclear confrontation.