PressTV-‘N Korea building up military to avoid Libya’s fate’

North Korea is building up a formidable military in order to avoid the fate of Libya and Iraq, an American writer and retired professor says.

James Petras, who has written dozens of books on international issues, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on US threats against North Korea.

Next week, the US state of Hawaii is resuming monthly statewide testing of its Cold War-era nuclear attack warning sirens for the first time in almost three decades citing a threat of war between the US and North Korea.

Emergency management officials in Hawaii said on Monday the state is restarting the practice in preparation for a potential nuclear missile attack from North Korea, Reuters reported. 

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“It’s very clear that the US has taken a very aggressive position towards an essentially defensive posture adopted by the North Korean government, including its development of nuclear power,” Professor Petras…

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