People watch a TV showing a file image of a North Korean missile launch at the Seoul Railway Station on August 6, 2019, in Seoul. | Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
“This is an intentional reminder that if diplomacy fails, North Korea will only be stronger and more capable today than it was four years ago,” said one expert.
It’s been nearly six months since President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for their failed summit in Vietnam, where they were unable to make progress on a nuclear deal that would have proved a legacy-defining achievement for the American leader.
But the months since have seemingly put that goal out of reach. Kim has shown off no fewer than four new, advanced weapons since the Hanoi meeting in February. In press releases and five missile tests over the past month, Kim has displayed two different short-range ballistic…