Or am I just paranoid? The whole arms race thing is always presented as a huge worry but I expect in truth it will not make much difference in the scheme of things - pandora's box is already open in that respect!
It seems to me that our government want us to hear about North Korea at the moment but it's presented as 'news'.
Stuff about N Korea has been rumbling on in the background for ages if you read the right publications. There probably isn't much else that is newsworthy atm (MP's all on their summer hols right now?) which is why the newspapers are picking up on it.
But do we really think the Govt can control the media to the extent that they make the newspapers report things from abroad rather than any dubious goings-on at home? I'm not discounting this because I think the current Govt is without moral or scruple, but I hope that our media is a bit more independant?
Not so paranoid anymore - though a few years ago I would have dismissed it as such. One of the reasons that I don't bother reading newspapers anymore and rely on R4, the internet and the Economist for news is the increasingly partisan (and generally crap) reporting in the Torygraph and Times.