It's only a matter of time before we go to war with north korea again. The longer we wait, the stronger they get. This issue should have been dealt with a long time ago. Long before they built nuclear weapons. Yes, a lot of people will die but the longer we wait, the more powerful their nuclear arsenal will become, and the larger the death toll.
I do think America should invade North Korea. But not just America by itself. All of NATO. All of the UN. Anyone willing to form a coalition to stop the horrors of that nation. The thing is that North Korea has an extremely powerful military, and invading would be a tough road to travel.
Yes, America should invade North Korea, because we could get to where their nukes are stored sooner than they would be able to detonate one. North Koreans have suffered for how many years? But we don't do anything about it because they don't help the United States with oil and other natural resources.
The People's Republic of China maintains strong ties with North Korea, though this is mainly because the DPRK acts as a buffer against US influence. Nevertheless, if we were to invade North Korea, China would no doubt react, and they may even continue until the South is taken over, so as to increase the size of the buffer. If China reacts, the conflict could widen, bringing more countries into it and once again widening it, in a never-ending chain. Thus it could spark the Third World War (theoretically), which no one wants.
Invasion on North Korea, would endanger more lives. You may feel that an atomic bomb will cause millions of deaths whilst a war will only kill a few thousand. However North Korea’s leader, Kin John Un, Has no care for human lives, and will happily use civilians to create a human shield.
America shouldn't invade North Korea. Instead, we should sic mercenaries and saboteurs on them, subvert them, and keep the Kims on as a puppet "all's well" government. From there, we can import German bureaucrats to re-structure the system. Bam, North Korea doesn't suck as much, first, because America, but also, German bureaucrats.
I think invading North Korea would bring about a huge host of problems that the United States doesn't want to deal with, the Chinese are allied with North Korea and don't want to share a border with South Korea so they use North Korea as a buffer, I highly doubt they would be too happy to see the United States invade North Korea.
North Korea doesn't post an immediate or imminent threat to the United States. If any country should invade North Korea, it's China. The Chinese started the rabble-rousing on the Korean Peninsula in the first place back in the late 1940s and early 1950s. North Korea is China's problem now since their northern border is shared with China.
I do not believe the United States should invade North Korea. At this time, we have no reason to justify such an attack, therefore it would be seen as a complete act of war. Since North Korea is backed by China, this would be seen as an invocation of war and it would quickly devolve to that state as well.