Why Isn’t Seoul More Worried About North Korea?

A relief goods storage inside of a subway station is used as a shelter for emergency situations in Seoul, South Korea

As nuclear tensions ratchet up on the Korean peninsula, residents of Seoul, who are in the immediate crosshairs of North Korean artillery, seem unconcerned about the threat of annihilation. Why? Because they’ve lived with it for decades. What’s new is not North Korea’s threat to Seoul, but the country’s threat to the rest of the world.

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(Photo: Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters)