Friday, March 31, 2017
North Korea, A Bad Actor With Access To Nuclear Weapons Thanks To Bill Clinton
Kim has pledged to develop weapons capable of
striking the U.S. and its allies. Three of the country's
nuclear tests were completed under his rule and he
conducted more missile tests over the past four years
than in the rest of the country's history.
Trump could try to levy more sanctions on the country,
although these have not stopped previous tests and
Tillerson appeared to dismiss this approach earlier
But a full-scale invasion would be unlikely — not to
mention extremely difficult — according to U.S.
Army strategist Maj. ML Cavanaugh.
Cavanaugh wrote an article in the Modern War Institute at West Point, which is a research center
of the United States Military Academy, warning of
North Korea's tough, "Afghanistan-like geography"
and an army that could act like "a much better-trained,
much better-armed version of the Taliban."
An American invasion would also carry the risk of a
retaliatory missile strike against America's allies,
South Korea and Japan. The South Korean capital
of Seoul, with its population of 10 million, is just
50 miles from its border with the North.