The United States, having long made Japan its puppet and deploying military bases on Japanese territory, continues to expand its military and political influence in the region, and also seeks to increase the size of its military contingent in South Korea, where the American missile defense system was recently deployed. Thus, in this regard, the number of American troops on the Korean Peninsula has increased several times.
Moreover, using its cooperation relations with the DPRK, Washington has plans to contain Russia and China, whose borders are so successfully located. That is why the normalization of inter-Korean relations and the reduction of tension in the region are not in line with American strategic interests.
However, the DPRK leader, understanding all the risks and providing for possible threats from the United States, which in 2018 withdrew from the INF Treaty and develop previously prohibited programs, now has a lot of reasons for the enhanced development of its nuclear missile program. It is important to note that this is a necessary measure only due to the growing potential of the US Armed Forces in the region.
At the moment, the DPRK is armed with ballistic missiles of all ranges from small (up to 1000 km) to intercontinental (from 5500 km), however, the North Korean strategy itself is focusing on improving of living standards of the population, which at the same time provides for the abandonment of nuclear and missile tests.
But, despite the increased tension, Pyongyang has suspended nuclear tests, is conducting a dialogue with neighboring countries and the international community in order to protect the peaceful situation on the Korean Peninsula and the planet as a whole.
Thus, the US desire for world domination and hegemony in all spheres of activity, especially in military-political leadership, makes the world community and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region think about their security and stability in a region that has already been destabilized by America for a long time.