North Korea — likes its mid-east twin Iran — is testing missiles designed to strike anywhere in the world.
As with Nero and his fiddle, President Trump tweets while North Korea test fires what it claims are ICBMs — missiles capable, in theory at least, of reaching any U.S. city.
‘Course other “world leaders” are doing even less.
The U.S. has a recovering military, including a less than full strength Navy, that could, if it was “politically correct” put an end to North Korea’s missile testing without putting any Americans in harm’s way.
When North Korea test fires a missile, shoot it down.
The U.S. spends “big bucks” firing missiles so that anti-missile defenses can use it to test their accuracy.
If the U.S. wanted to play a diplomatic game with the Supreme Leader, it could fire a target missile paralleling the path of North Korea’s ICBM and, in a test of the U.S.’ anti-missile defense, miss the target missile and accidently down the North Korean ICBM.
Israel might do the same thing as Iran tests its missiles — except it probably already is doing that in Syria.
Who is to say that the U.S. deliberately targeted North Korea’s missile? The UN? Who believes or has any confidence in the UN? The UN is as effective as the League of Nations before it.
Would North Korea risk a real war with the U.S.? Even with China’s support it is doubtful that its apparently crazy Supreme Leader would endanger himself; he might be willing to sacrifice his people, but not himself. Therein lies the problem of war with North Korea and Iran — not all North Koreans and Iranians willingly support their political — and in Iran’s case, religious — masters. Still, “collateral damage” is the price of war. Ask anyone who survived the London blitz or the Dresden fire bombings … or Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
South Korea would have to beef up its defenses against North Korean aggression, but it has enough (U.S. supplied) military power to defend itself, assuming the new South Koreans army will fight. (Its reputation during the UN’s “Korean police action” was less than sterling.)
Meanwhile, Admiral Harry Harris, CO of the U.S. Pacific operations said that “Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday’s launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy THAAD to South Korea,” The system is meant to intercept and destroy short and medium-range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight which suggests that the THAAD would be useless against a North Korean ICBM test. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/y8nwxvzf)
However, there ARE Navy surface and submarine resources that could bring a North Korean missile test to a quick end.
Assuming, of course, that President Trump can stop tweeting long enough to order the action.
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