Despite seeing global foreign policy dangers as the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton did not view North Korea or Russia as a threat to the United States in 2013, according to speeches released by WikiLeaks.
In a presentation to the National Multi-Housing Council on Apr. 24, 2013, Clinton responded to a question, “How afraid should we be of North Korea?” by saying: “You know, right now, it’s not a direct threat to the United States. It is, however, a threat to our treaty allies in South Korea and Japan.
It is also a source of instability on the Korean peninsula that could have, you know, ramifications for the region and our interests in the region.”