Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington,, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
North Korea

McCain Takes U.S.-Korea Saber-Rattling To A New Level, Threatens “Extinction”

Threats of annihilation and other inflammatory rhetoric play well with the home crowd and can be sold as “deterrence,” but in the case of North Korea are far more likely to provoke and escalate conflict. Given how clear this is from experience, McCain’s threats seem intended to do just that.