Too many no-win scenarios with North Korea

Too many no-win scenarios with North Korea

Too many no-win scenarios with North Korea

Especially since North Korea recently had its first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach Alaska.

The five countries should discuss what incentives they can offer to North Korea in case Pyongyang freezes its nuclear facilities and dismantles them in a verifiable manner, he said.

The US has already started on the missile-defense offensive, so to speak, with its rollout of THAAD and the tests run in the region.

The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense program (GMD)-the only system that can protect the US from the threat of ICBM-delivered nuclear weapons, was developed right here in Alabama, and the GMD must be fully funded and developed to ensure our national security.

The legislation, entitled the North Korean Enablers Accountability Act was introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity. The worst case scenario, however, would be one in which North Korea retaliates against US forces in the region, and probably against civilians in South Korea and Japan.

The U.S. 8th Army on Tuesday opened its new headquarters at the Camp Humphreys garrison in Pyeongtaek, a port city some 70 kilometers south of Seoul, after a decade of delay in the base relocation. For starters, the 1950-1953 Korean War was not technically a war since the U.S. Congress never made such a declaration - although from all appearances you'd never know it wasn't a war. What endures is a decades long state of armed truce and mutual suspicion.

Many North Koreans are unsure of the missile's true abilities, though, a source living in North Korea's Yanggang province said.

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North Korea may have produced an undetermined amount of additional plutonium for nuclear weapons since September, an analysis of thermal imagery showed Friday. Kim's nuclear project is probably not as advanced as he boasts but knowing that the only way to retain his power is by obtaining the deadly weapon, it seems just a matter of time before the North joins the club of nuclear states. It has been America's mission ever since to bring this program to a halt.

This latest test-launch further demonstrates a sobering reality: the threat of North Korea is growing, and it's advancing quickly.

A rocket is launched during a demonstration at an unknown location in North Korea, Mar. 22, 2016. "Why should we continue these deals with countries that do not help us?"

While Geng did not name any country, his remarks were clearly directed against the United States.

Like all complicated political questions, it's a problem without a clear solution.

"He could do a little bit more", Trump said while appearing next to French President Emmanuel Macron. However, curbing the North Korean nuclear threat should be a priority for all players, including the Chinese. The United States has claimed that THAAD would protect South Korea from the erratic missile tests and any potential attack orchestrated by North Korea.

Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Vladimir Safronkov, bluntly declared last week that "attempts to economically strangle North Korea are equally unacceptable, as millions of people are in great humanitarian need". Its lack of communication with the outside world, and the propaganda regime with its rampant lies, present confusion to nations around the globe. Sadly, many North Koreans are happy to be shipped to Russian Federation and will even pay a bribe, due to the failing economy and awful conditions in their home country.

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