Noticed that some of my Dispensationally minded correspondents feel a frustration or disappointment that this issue is not about the Israel, Palestine etc. I guess some people want to have Armageddon on their own terms.
However, from another standpoint, obviously three generations of NK leaders invested a great deal in delivery systems for nuclear weapons and the current heir to the throne is anxious to show them off. Beside that, KJU and
staff have shown considerable skill in creeping up to the limits of tolerance. Groups that launch sanctions tell him to stop or else there will be consequences. KJU orders a lofted trajectory for an ICBM into the Sea of Japan. The test data are in before anyone knows what to do. It suggests that there is anticipation of the
other side's next move.
What is worrying though, is that at some point this strategy will make a big mistake and initiate a terrible but logical response. Will it be with missiles aimed at Guam? Will they really be warheads? Can they be stopped with anti-missile defenses? If they're live and kill people, what then? In a situation like that, you could well expect that the response forces are already on ready alert.