For no other reason, than "saving face" i believe that NK will have to do something.
Wether they settle for a few wild artillery rounds on some SK islands or decide to go the distance, depends on how much face they think they may lose
out of any given situation.....
Already, i think they have gone further than they planned with this, and they will take action soon.
Wether its something like an invasion is debateable, but somebody has got to take some hostile fire for the NKs
to show the flag, and keep their "face" intact....
Certainly the bomber flights were provocative now well see what transpires.
I doubt that its up to total war at this stage......
NK does possess some subs capable of modifications to launch some form of cruise or balistic missile,
and the commercial ships they have are also capable of same.....
Iran is a wild card in all of this, and certainly has the missiles to supply Kimmy, which will actually reach the USA.
The NKs must have a little more than bluster going for them.
Its whats beneath the murky waters of these international alliances thats a bit disturbing.
There are definate possiilities that i hope the western leaders have under control.
(and i am not sure they do)
edit on 29-3-2013 by stirling because: (no reason given)