By Stacey Leasca
On Wednesday, following intense rhetoric from United States President Donald Trump, North Korean officials said they are “carefully examining” a strike against the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, Reuters reported....
But still, even amid the escalating tension, Steven Weber, a national security and politics expert and professor at Berkeley, says the average American shouldn’t be too worried.
“I think it’s easy to get freaked out about this,” he said in a phone interview. “I’m not that freaked out for a bunch of different reasons.”
One reason, Webber explained, is because he believes a lot of this chatter is simply both countries blustering and vying for the attention of a greater power: China.
“I think that both of them are actually speaking to the Chinese and trying to convince Beijing that they’re dead serious about their policy,” Weber said...