6 Decadent Pastries You Can Cook at HomePhillip Francis More Articles North Korea is becoming more and more a threat with every passing day. This danger is only compounded by the uncertainty of our own president this continues to antagonize “Little Rocket Man.” The fact is who if a diplomatic deal is not reached, we could be going to war with North Korea in the very near future! Let’s take a quick look at North Korea’s options including a final solution that isn’t what you would expect.

The Report of the Congressional Research Service

2/2.076 North Korea represents a huge challenge to world security. | Roberuto/Getty Images The Congressional Research Service has prepared a study entitled ‘The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Strategic Options and Concerns for Congress.’ The report prepared by the CRS highlights some of the strategic options available to the U.S. and what kind of effect those options would have. It’s not in any way a guide to battle it just points out some likely options of how things go down. Next: It appears that we are already in the first selection.

1. Maintaining North Korea’s military status quo 2/2.077 2/2.077 is a serious threat that must be closely monitored. Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images The Trump administration effectively follows the Obama administration’s “Strategic Patience” approach. The strategy is to increase pressure on North Korea by “expanding U.S. and international sanctions to accentuate China’s ability to press North Korea and align policy with U.S. allies,” the CRS report says. The Trump Administration describes key differences. Trump’s administration has heightened North Korea’s threat and the administration is talking openly about a preventive military strike against North Korea. Essentially, they turn up the heat on a volatile situation. Next: Military options are all about turning things up in a controlled way. 2. Surrounding the Kingdom

2/2.078 2/2.078 Pressure on North Korea could persuade the nation to return to the table. Ed Jones / AFP / Getty Pictures improved containment and deterrence was described in the CRS study as the next military option. This will take the status quo spirit and heighten its influence in the region. Pyongyang has protested about the DPRK’s often-referred “unpalatable” US military presence in the area. The US could raise its military presence in the area by increasing the level of troops pre-positioning equipment by increasing defensive capabilities and “boosting trilateral cooperation between South Korea and Japan in the United States.”The first move would be to take out the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile sites if all the semi-peaceful options are exhausted and aggressive action is needed. This would involve the first blow, and is associated with a multitude of problems. We could not get an accurate assessment of all the North Korean ICBM sites. By launching this first strike, we could unintentionally push North Korea to unleash its nuclear weapons on nearby nations such as Korea and Japan or on our own Guam territories. The potential loss would be in the millions: both in the original nuclear blast and in the subsequent ones. Next: Go big or drive home. 4.

Take-out of nuclear sites around the world

2/2.080 The launch by the Korean People’s Army (KPA) of four ballistic missiles during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea STR / AFP / Getty Images As with the elimination of ICBM sites, the nuclear sites would need to be a first strike goal. Such sites include “nuclear production facilities nuclear devices and missile warheads and associated delivery vehicles.” This option is also a military operation more comprehensive than the previous alternative. The most significant issue here is the obvious one. The region is at extremely high risk of nuclear pollution. This alternative would, at best, only set them back for several years, but would not solve the nuclear problem. Next: This alternative will cause millions of deaths everywhere. 5.

A much needed change in policy 2/2.081 2/2.081 Kim Jong Un KNS / AFP / Getty Images This is a daunting solution because of what would be involved. Not only will you need to dismantle the nuclear facilities and launch sites around the world and face the dangers associated with them, you will also need to destroy “key artillery and missile artillery command and control facilities and chemical and biological weapons installations airfields ports and other objectives considered vital to regime survival.” Next: This choice will possibly not be used by the final option

2/2.082 2/2.082 Rex Tillerson because there is no assurance of stability in the region. | Photos by Mark Wilson/Getty. Yeah, the alternative that nobody really considers but is a possibility is for us to pull out of the area completely. This would only happen if the DPRK consented to a full-scale denuclearization. Some have suggested that the only reason we have reached this point is for the involvement of the United States in the region. We could stabilize the area and improve global security without having to fire a shot. The only concern is that very little confidence remains that the DPRK would ever stick to those words. So far, they have returned to almost every deal made with the West and continue to hold the United States as their principal enemy.

The Korean Peninsula is a complete quagmire

2/2.083 2/2.083 Korean People’s Howitzers shown from Kim Il-Sung Square during the Pyongyang Military Parade STR / AFP / Getty Images North Korea detonated an underground nuclear bomb and tested ballistic missiles capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. Although it hasn’t proven it can bring two and two together, it hasn’t shown it can t. It’s not a defensive war if you threaten them after they have the nuclear weapons. It’s just a plain old nuclear war, Jeffrey Lewis said a nonproliferation specialist at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. CNN reported experts are urging caution when it comes to the Kim regime. Just as the intentions of its leader remain cloudy, so does the exact arsenal of the country. One Trump official cautioned against understating the threat, noting that also underestimated the power of the North in 1950. Next: What really does North Korea want in the end?

2/2.085 2/2.085 Kim Jong Un STR / AFP / Getty Images Anyone who asks you what North Korea wants lies, or thinks again, said Jon Wolfsthal, a nuclear policy researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former senior arms control and non-proliferation director at the National Security Council. Kim presumably wants to demonstrate his ability to attack the U.S. with nuclear missiles as a form of self-defence according to The New York Times. Many of Trump’s advisors say he intends to push the United States to lift sanctions and drive South Korean troops out. Analysts diverge on what he’d be doing if that happened. The Cheat Facebook Cover!The first move would be to take out the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile sites if all the semi-peaceful options are exhausted and aggressive action is needed. This would involve the first blow, and is associated with a multitude of problems. We could not get an accurate assessment of all the North Korean ICBM sites. By launching this first strike, we could unintentionally push North Korea to unleash its nuclear weapons on nearby nations such as Korea and Japan or on our own Guam territories. The potential loss would be in the millions: both in the original nuclear blast and in the subsequent ones. Next: Go big or drive home. 4.

Take-out of nuclear sites around the world

2/2.080 The launch by the Korean People’s Army (KPA) of four ballistic missiles during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea STR / AFP / Getty Images As with the elimination of ICBM sites, the nuclear sites would need to be a first strike goal. Such sites include “nuclear production facilities nuclear devices and missile warheads and associated delivery vehicles.”
This option is also a military operation more comprehensive than the previous alternative. The most significant issue here is the obvious one. The region is at extremely high risk of nuclear pollution. This alternative would, at best, only set them back for several years, but would not solve the nuclear problem. Next: This alternative will cause millions of deaths everywhere. 5.

A much needed change in policy 2/2.081 2/2.081 Kim Jong Un KNS / AFP / Getty Images This is a daunting solution because of what would be involved. Not only will you need to dismantle the nuclear facilities and launch sites around the world and face the dangers associated with them, you will also need to destroy “key artillery and missile artillery command and control facilities and chemical and biological weapons installations airfields ports and other objectives considered vital to regime survival.” Next: This choice will possibly not be used by the final option

2/2.082 2/2.082 Rex Tillerson because there is no assurance of stability in the region. | Photos by Mark Wilson/Getty. Yeah, the alternative that nobody really considers but is a possibility is for us to pull out of the area completely. This would only happen if the DPRK consented to a full-scale denuclearization. Some have suggested that the only reason we have reached this point is for the involvement of the United States in the region. We could stabilize the area and improve global security without having to fire a shot. The only concern is that very little confidence remains that the DPRK would ever stick to those words. So far, they have returned to almost every deal made with the West and continue to hold the United States as their principal enemy.

The Korean Peninsula is a complete quagmire

2/2.083 2/2.083 Korean People’s Howitzers shown from Kim Il-Sung Square during the Pyongyang Military Parade STR / AFP / Getty Images North Korea detonated an underground nuclear bomb and tested ballistic missiles capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. Although it hasn’t proven it can bring two and two together, it hasn’t shown it can t. It’s not a defensive war if you threaten them after they have the nuclear weapons. It’s just a plain old nuclear war, Jeffrey Lewis said a nonproliferation specialist at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. CNN reported experts are urging caution when it comes to the Kim regime. Just as the intentions of its leader remain cloudy, so does the exact arsenal of the country. One Trump official cautioned against understating the threat, noting that also underestimated the power of the North in 1950. Next: What really does North Korea want in the end?

2/2.085 2/2.085 Kim Jong Un STR / AFP / Getty Images Anyone who asks you what North Korea wants lies, or thinks again, said Jon Wolfsthal, a nuclear policy researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former senior arms control and non-proliferation director at the National Security Council. Kim presumably wants to demonstrate his ability to attack the U.S. with nuclear missiles as a form of self-defence according to The New York Times. Many of Trump’s advisors say he intends to push the United States to lift sanctions and drive South Korean troops out. Analysts diverge on what he’d be doing if that happened. The Cheat Facebook Cover!

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