North Korea: first nuclear weapon test

Richard Fernandez examines the speculation that North Korea will execute their first test of a nuclear weapon. Read the whole thing, which concludes:

Distributed terror. The distributed manufacture of nuclear weapons. Fourth generation warfare. The institutions of the late 20th century steadfastly resist acknowledging the existence of these phenomena because doing so would be tantamount to an admission of obsolescence. And to keep their uneasy positions of privilege they must pretend that everything is well in hand when they don’t even know what lies beyond their small circle of light.