First, I am a foreign policy wonk so this post is NOT about some hip-hop celeb…..but rather that little thorn in America’s ass in North Korea.
in case people are not sure what the Hell I speak of…..for over a decade the US has been trying to force North Korea from experimenting and achieving nuke weapons….and now we have a brand spanking new president…..so what will his position be?
No one knows right now…..but there is something for him to consider…..
North Korea’s underground nuclear test on 9 September 2016 marks its fifth since 2006, and the first time that it conducted two in the same year. This is in addition to the country’s series of test launches of mid-range surface-to-air and submarine-launched missiles, although with mixed successes. The growing frequency of these activities indicates North Korea’s steady progress in its nuclear and missile programs, including the miniaturization of a nuclear weapon that could fit into an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). More importantly, it highlights how a decade of sanctions imposed by the international community has failed to induce any meaningful change in the behavior of the North Korean regime toward abandoning its nuclear weapons program.
I am by no stretch of the imagination an Asian expert….with that said it would seem that if a certain solution has been tried for over a decade and there has been little to no success….why keep doing the same thing over and over…..it sounds like commonsense because….it is.
Maybe now would be a good time to try something different….the worse that it would do is the same thing it is doing now…..
What say you?