Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. In North Korea, ‘surgical strike’ could spin into ‘worst kind of fighting’
“Over the years, as it does for potential crises around the world, the Pentagon has drafted and refined multiple war plans, including an enormous retaliatory invasion and limited pre-emptive attacks, and it holds annual military exercises with South Korean forces based on them.
“But the military options are more grim than ever.”
2. 4.7 percent of homes sold in Toronto were purchased by foreign buyers
“This is the first time the provincial government has actual, concrete statistics on the number of non-Canadian citizens or residents that are purchasing homes in Toronto.”
– Vice News
3. British PM Theresa May ‘delaying report on funding of extremism’
“Publication of report, which reportedly focuses on Saudi Arabia, has been delayed by the PM, British media says.”
+1: Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism – BBC
4. Why Is the alt-tight so angry about architecture?
“Conservatives have long opposed Modernism, but in the video age, avant-garde buildings can become potent symbols in the hands of groups like Infowars and the NRA.”
5. Does Europe have a more civilized internet?
“Americans tend to feel that the internet’s lawlessness is part of its appeal — but as revenge porn, internet harassment, aggressive advertising, and hoaxes affect more and more people, the strong-armed approach may hold some appeal.”
+1: China’s bloggers, filmmakers feel chill of internet crackdown – Reuters