NK was working towards nukes a long, long time ago. Drop all the left v right bullshit. The Kim before the current Kim's dad should have, in hindsight, been dispensed with. If not him then the Kim before this one. If not him then the current one. Now we're in a tough spot. The West has laughed off NK for a long time, dismissing their rocket launches as nothing but bravado, telling everyone they're decades from being able to hit anyone with a standard missile, let alone a nuke. What now?