The most lethal weapon that the DPRK has is not nuclear, it is financial. It is the Series 2006 Supernote, the latest counterfeit USD$100 bill, printed in North Koreas, on plates crafted by the North's organized crime syndicate in the ROK, and sitting, well-guarded, in seven secure warehouses in the south, awaiting orders for global distribution. Will Kim Jong Un make that call in 2018 ?
Only a few of these bogus notes have surfaced in recent years:
(1) A number were passed In North China in 2016.
(2) One was identified in Seoul, South Korea, in late 2017.
(3) Advertized for bulk sale in 2018, in Singapore.
(4) A large quantity was reportedly stolen by a defecting DPRK Colonel in China in early 2018.
Will Trump anger Kim to the point that he opens up all those pallets of Supernotes ? We cannot say, but considering that the United States is in denial over their existence in quantity, as well as the relationship between the dominent South Korean organized crime syndicate and the DPRK, expect that it will later be written off as just another intelligence failure, when the Supernotes fly.