I looked at a map today. The N. Korea is awfully close to Japan ans not far away from Hawaii either.
I read somewhere that Bill Clinton gave N. Korea 2 nuclear reactors and that got them really started on this path. Kudo's to Bill for that dumb *** move.
Actually, N. Korea has been brewing for decades, unfortunately, it's going to pop on Trump's watch. Obama was smart in a way, he just ignored what was transpiring. He drew his 'line in the sand' and then forgot about it.
It would be politically unwise for us to reduce N. Korea to a nuclear wasteland in as much as it physically borders China.
I keep hoping that XI sees the err of PPJ's ways and deals with it because it's a bomb waiting to explode and every day that passes, N. Korea gets closer to nuclear capability.
The dude is totally wacko, or should I say the dude's advisors are. I don't believe PPJ is actually calling the shots. For one, he's young and inexperienced and two, the old guard is still in place and power. H'e's nothing more than a figurehead.
Trump has a real ongoing issue that will take good advisors and cool heads to deal with. Nice of Obama to pass it on to Trump.
One thing that I think about is how many Korean Nationals are here in this country and how do they feel about their homeland? We could have domestic terror cells here, just like the Jihadists.
I also read that N. Korea has 70 subs and who knows how many have launch capabilities.
Not too happy about the Vinson or any flat top being there. Carriers are a nice display of military might, but in reality are sitting ducks for any sub warfare. Much better deploying Destroyers and Frigates. More manuverable and carry much better fighting capabilities.
Put your carrier groups in Japan. They can fly from Japan to N. Korea in a matter of minutes if need be.
I'm sure we have a few Trident Class subs there too. Probably pretty crowded under the surface right now.
What do I know, I'm not a beltway bozo.