While Trump is schmoozing the Middle East the North Koreans have launched another missile….and the world stands on the brink (okay that was a bit melodramatic)……
North Korea fired off yet another missile on Sunday, but the latest salvo shot down South Korea’s new government’s hopes of extending any olive branch, reports Reuters. Combined with an earlier test in the week, Seoul’s foreign ministry was blunt, calling the tests “reckless and irresponsible actions throwing cold water over the hopes and desires of this new government and the international community for denuclearization and peace on the Korean peninsula.” The latest missile flew only about 350 miles, notes the BBC, toward the Sea of Japan. That range is shorter than those of the North’s last three launches.
With this success the world is looking toward a way to stop this from spiraling out of control…..but the rhetoric does not sound like looking for a way to control this situation…..
But let’s say that the worse comes into being…..how would the US respond to war with North Korea (this is a war hawk look at the possible situation)……
The Trump administration sees no good military options in North Korea.
The rogue regime’s missile tests are growing more frequent, and Kim Jong-Un is closer than ever to being able to deliver a nuclear-tipped missile to the United States’ West Coast.
Yet given Seoul’s proximity to the border, military leaders fear that any preemptive strike would almost certainly set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events resulting in profound loss of life.
Recently, the military has taken a back seat to the State Department, where U.S. officials continue to push diplomatic and economic measures, hopeful, with the help of China, it can pressure the regime to halt its provocations voluntarily.
A nightmare scenario…..all we can do is hope that saner minds will prevail before it comes to war.
Before that….what do we know about N. Korea’s nukes?
A good question and here are some answers…..and if you want to know then this is a pretty good source on the subject.