Once again, North Korea is in the news with a fresh provocation to its South Korean neighbor and the region. This time Pyongyang has fired salvos of artillery rounds onto South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island, killing two South Korean soldiers and wounding several others. Last, March a North Korean torpedo sank a South Korean warship causing the death of 46 of its crewmembers. Just days ago, the North Koreans revealed to the world their secret uranium enrichment capabilities, sowing consternation in Soul, Tokyo, and Washington. These threats to peace follow a long line saber-rattling outburst and aggressive actions dating back to the early 1990s.