NK: A Larger Threat Than Nukes

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    Considering they didn't do that well:

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4199791.html

     
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    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

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    what took the UN security twits so long?

    NK could have been neutralized in a split second by the armies of russia and china....so either would veto any resolution as they had the issue under control.....now NK has nukes.....risk is too high .....china and rusia don't block the resolution and order sanctions......now china is building a fence.....the DMZ is going to be a blood bath of starving people fleeing south.....and the sea of japan will be a mess as well......none of it will make the news except that part where bush is responsible for the deaths of millions
     
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    This is a very good question. As mentioned in previous posts on this topic, the NK chemical and biological weapons programs were sponsored by the Soviet Union in the late 50s and early 60s as part of its military development an ally used in its confrontation with China. When NK obtained these weapons it loaded them into 4000 artillery tubes and pointed them at downtown Seoul. This was sufficient to prevent an attack from the US or SK because no one was prepared to sacrifice the inhabitants of Seoul. Why then did NK go on to develop nukes? With the collapse of its main benefactor, the USSR, NK needed to find a way to extort commodities, an official security guarantee, and diplomatic recognition, from America. Short range threats directed at Seoul were not sufficient to achieve those goals. Now, with the development of missiles and nukes, NK calculates that its expanded threat radius will be sufficient to achieve its extortion goals. Moreover, NK threatens to proliferate its nuclear WMD to third parties, thus endangering the entire planet. It is this threat that finally energized the UNSC to act. Regardless, the recent UNSC resolution is weak. It contains no timeframe for NK to comply with the demand to dismantle its nuke program. It does not permit the use of military force to conduct NK import and export inspections. Further, Beijing has stated that it does not intend to rigorously inspect NK cargo moving across the NK-China border. And this is the place where almost all of NK's imports and exports move.
     

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