The United States Must Meet the North Korean Threat

On October 6, 2017, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).  The text of the award stated, "We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time[.] ... [T]here is a real danger that more countries will try to procure nuclear weapons, as exemplified by North Korea." The world, most of all President Donald Trump but even China, is well aware of that particular danger.  Trump has declared that "we cannot allow [Kim's] dictatorship to threaten our nation or our allies with unimaginable loss of life[.] ... [T]he goal is denuclearization."  But would the United States totally destroy North Korea to defend itself and allies?  U.S. policymakers are divided on the issue. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson speaks of direct lines, a couple of direct channels, and of communication with North Korea, while...(Read Full Article)

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