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“But acceptance, while the right choice, is yet another bad one. With such missiles, Kim might feel emboldened to move on South Korea. Would the U.S. sacrifice Los Angeles to save Seoul? The same calculation drove the U.K. and France to develop their own nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Trump has already suggested that South Korea and Japan might want to consider building nuclear programs. In this way, acceptance could lead to more nuclear-armed states and ever greater chances that one will use the weapons.
With his arsenal, Kim may well become an even more destabilizing force in the region. There is a good chance that he would try to negotiate from strength with Seoul and Washington, forging some kind of confederation with the South that leads to the removal of U.S. forces from the peninsula. If talks were to resume, Trump had better enter them with his eyes open, because Kim, who sees himself as the divinely inspired heir to leadership of all the Korean people, is not likely to be satisfied with only his half of the peninsula.”
originally posted by: Painterz
Heh, good point OP.
Although it's not just NK's game being played out here, it's also on a grander scale, China's game.
(Along with whoever gave the NKs these supposed warheads. ~cough~ Putin ~cough~)
North Korea could be preparing to carry out a submarine missile test in defiance of President Trump's attempts to bring the rogue nation to heel.
Satellite images taken on Monday shows activity at a test site which mirrors preparations ahead of the country's last test of their Pukguksong-1 submarine-launched ballistic missile in August last year. The images were released after President Trump said American weapons are 'locked and loaded' in case Kim Jong-un makes any more 'overt threats' toward the US.
Joseph Bermudez, a specialist in North Korean defense and intelligence affairs, posted photographs on the authoritative 38 North blog of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
'Recent commercial satellite imagery reveals several developments suggesting that North Korea may be accelerating the development of the sea-based leg of its nuclear forces,' he said.