As a soldier, I cringed as I read the title of this post. N. Korea and China are the worlds biggest threat. The N. Koreans mean business, plain and simple. They probably have nukes already and if they dont they can easily purchase it from the black market. They have the capapbility to strike deep right now with various missle systems. O Catchings is dead on target when he challenges the stability of the region. The N. Korean population is starving because the govt is funneling all its money to its military.
We will not go to Korea with guns a blazing because it will be messy and expensive, interms of money, equipment and human lives. We will use diplomacy at all costs to avoid a conflict on the Korean Peninsula. Make no bones about it, we do not presently have a significant enough presence in Korea to stop anything.
I agree somewhat with what Henry says because I have a lot of friends sitting over in Kuwait right now preparing to LD into Iraq. Our big mouths and our even bigger egos have caused us to write a whole lot of checks. I for one do not want to cash the check we might send to Korea.