On March 9, 2022, Yoon Suk-yoel was elected the 20th president of South Korea in the country’s closest democratic race ever. With the incoming conservative president, South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook mentioned that his country had much improved missiles with the capability to “accurately and quickly hit any target in North Korea.” Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of leader Kim Jong Un, said that North Korea did not want war but would be forced to use nuclear weapons if South Korea ever attacked. Kim said it was a “big mistake” to make remarks about attacks on North Korea.