How did it come to this? Kim Jong Un, an unstable and unpredictable dictator, is able to threaten the United States of America with what appears to be a viable nuclear weapon. Is this a failure of intelligence? Or is it a failure of world leaders, the United Nations and the UN Security Council in stopping nuclear proliferation? Whatever the reason, it has set an alarming precedent and does not bode well for those who fear Iran and other global "destabilizers" obtaining "the bomb".