Yes, talk and negotiation is still on the table and the preferred solution but it's looking less and less likely. So far what I have garnered: If America has to go to war it will begin with an attack on the launch sites initially. Send a message that the U.S can take them out at will and none of their closest pals can do a thing about it. As of now, there have been a massive number of USB's going over into North Korea by balloons, the official statement is "from North Korean defectors" countering the state run media that the North Koreans engage in. I find this hard to believe considering the numbers. This is most likely a propaganda action by the CIA and their allies. Fairly standard in pre-aggression planning (which is why both China and Russia are urging more discussions). So how will this end? I'm guessing China either takes a strong position themselves and put in place their own patsy leader who will be more reasonable to the risks his nation faces by pursuing these weapons, or, the U.S and allies head to war and swamp Chinas borders among other negative consequences for China. Thoughts?