North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a missile after Pyongyang said it had successfully test-fired a new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket on May 14. Photo: EPA

America may have to accept nuclear-armed North Korea as military strike too risky, says former US admiral

Former US national intelligence director says it’s difficult to pinpoint Pyongyang’s nuclear facilities, but other former top brass more hawkish

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a missile after Pyongyang said it had successfully test-fired a new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket on May 14. Photo: EPA
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Chow Chung-yan

Chow Chung-yan

Chung-yan joined the SCMP as a summer intern in 1998. Over the past two decades he has risen through the ranks to the role of Executive Editor via the City, China and Business desks.