Re "N. Korea's nuke test concealment sparks worries it has enriched uranium" (Page A6, April 1): There is a history of North Korea making feeble attempts to appear threatening as a bargaining chip for the food and economic aid that they depend on, and we fall for it every time.
Not only does the food get repackaged as the bounty of their glorious socialist economy before being distributed, but their news agency paints us as imperialists.
Now our administration and news media point out that, in spite of all the saber-rattling, operations continue at the Kaesong factories on the North-South Korean border, utilizing the expertise of the South Koreans and the "cheap labor" of the North. The propagandists in Pyongyang couldn't have written a better piece on capitalist exploitation.
-- Don Rudisill, Sacramento