One of most popular arguments against striking North Korea is the fear of it becoming another Iraq, Afganistan or even Vietnam. However, militarially, striking north korea is much easier than Iraq or afganistan because we have south koreans who are more than able and eager to fight and unite korea. With current technology, US is very capable of gaining absolute air superority after massive precision bombing campaign and provide effective air support to south koreans who fight on ground. The problem with this military option is not military but diplomatic: China. To China, north korea is supposed to be buffer zone to separate itself from direct contact with the Western world. As rich as they are becoming, you may forget that China is communist country as well. No coummnist country want to border with western world. So if there is some way US/SK can give China a secuity guarantee like the one US gave to Cuba after missile crisis, China would likely turn its back on his so-called ally North Korea. It is in their interest that the region is nuclear free(except China) and stable and thriving economically. As one who was born and grew up in Beijing and came to US in my late 20s, I know that they would not intervene in Korea War 2.0, even without security guarantee from US
To start, North Korea's new leader completely hates the U.S. They may not have the technology to sent a nuclear missile all the way to the U.S. right now, but if they keep advancing in technology then one day they might be able to. North Korea is acting like they can do whatever that they want. I believe it needs to end before something bad happens to not only the U.S. but also surrounding countries.
If we wait or hesitate it could be worse that 9/11. I am enlisting in the navy and will do anything to protect my family. Plus history shows that every time we go to war the economy gets better. More jobs will open up. We will definitely show other countries we don't play with nuclear threats
North Korea is a part of the UN and knows the rules placed by the UN which most if not all countries agree to. North Korea needs to be held accountable for disregarding the warning made by the UN if North Korea continued to advance on with their nuclear power plant. North Korea didn't heed the warning and are now mad about the consequences they now have to face. Due to North Korea's negligence and their anger all c=allied countries of the US and the US itself is now endangered by a Nuclear war. If need it be the US should go to war with North Korea and show them the consequences for their actions.
We can't stand for the global agitation presented by North Korea. It is our responsibility to support our allies in the region, most notably South Korea and Japan who have stood behind us faithfully since the end of World War II. China has been bitten by the bug of Capitalism. They are assured that we mean them no harm. They are equally certain that we mean North Korea no harm!
North Korea has claimed that they have nuclear missile capabilities to reach the shores of the United States. As true gentlemen, we should take them on their word. Let us not debate with them any further. We must strike first; ask questions later.
The standard of living is so diabolical it would be a blessing for the people of North Korea if war were declared. No more communication bans, starvation, or poor living standards, all replaced by a fair democratic leadership that can and would be supported by the UN and other nations for the greater good.
No matter what we decide to do, Korea will still hate us. We have bullied and terrorized many people in the world. Some things can be forgiven, but what we have done cannot. If it comes to it, we should wage war and destroy their country. Why, you ask? We are protecting ourselves from something that we deserve. I don't love America. I accept things the way they are. We have destroyed others for centuries just because we can, why stop now. We would kill our own people if it would benefit us. We have done it before , and this won't be the last time. If we don't engage the threat we will be destroyed. "We have bigger guns, so let's use them."
I usually don't stand with war, but with this case I think it may be the only way to take care of this problem. North Korea has been defiant since the end of the Korean War. Their leaders lead a program that imprisons its own people, starves them, brainwashes them, and downright kills them. Many on this poll argue that the US needs to wage war on NK because of their nuclear program and threats, but instead as decent human beings we should be going to war to save them from themselves, before they do something that will lead to their total destruction.
Threatening a country with a nuke is serious stuff and threatens the very base of our world. One crazy dictator cannot be allowed to make threats of destroying millions of lives and get away with it. It should be only a matter of time. The world shouldn't stand for it.
Yes, the US should declare war on North Korea. They have publicly threatened us with a nuclear strike, so we should strike them first. I don't think China would enter a war there this time and who cares about Russia, they can't even pay their army on time. Nuke North Korea and be done with the whole country. The President is bound to protect the people of the US first.
In the event of NK starting a war against the US and China sided with them. Well, we could kiss our butts goodbye because NK and China together would be a massive army which the US would never defeat.
He's a young leader showing his people that he is strong and he won't stand for any ***t from anybody. The best way is to try to negotiate with NK. Try and talk this through because if he is determine to wage a war against the US. Then I am afraid this could end up causing a war that war that could change humanity for a long time. It isn't worth it. If negotiations don't work then keep trying until they do.
We're suppose to be peacekeepers, not warheads on ignorant, testosterone-steroid-pumped-ready-to-explode losers. Be a PEACEFUL IDOL, not an arrogant dictator that loses billions of humans on earth out of pure male ego.
Nobody needs WW3 now. Calm both countries down and introduce effective peaceful attitudes, not the other way around.
Be the teacher and idol of peace for humankind!
Well first off this is what we did in the Middle East. Look at it now - there were no nuclear weapons - but this case is different, as they do have nuclear weapons. China without a doubt would aid the North Koreans, and Russia would aid China, and soon after Iran would aid Russia. These things I know for a fact, while the rest of the world would be either neutral or on the side of the South Korea. In other words, another World War would break out. If North Korea attacks South Korea, such a war is inevitable, and we would have to go to war. This won't be like WW1 or WW2 where the soldiers or major cities will suffer, but the nation as a whole. It would bring those apocalyptic movies into reality, because it would be a nuclear war.
America needs to keep their snotty big nose out of world affairs. The US destroys nations. The fast food makes other nations fat and unhealthy and their politics kill hundreds of thousands. I wish they would concentrate on their fecked up country and let the rest of the world prosper. (UK Citizen).
I am only 16 years old and I'm old enough to know what is at stake here .If the U.S. attacks North Korea their allies might attack. Lets not let another generation face the reflection of war like our countries past history. There are many ways we as a country can help without having to dirty our hands by the ugly blood of war. Attacking North Korea can be the cause of many innocent children and adults life in both North Korea and the U.S.
For those of you saying yes, please do us all a favor. JOIN THE MILITARY and VOLUNTEER TO FIGHT! You say you want a war, though I'm certain that at least 65% of the current 65% will not even think about going to boot camp, much less fight in a war. Even if the draft is reinstated, how many of you are going to bolt to Canada or Mexico? Get real. If North Korea decides to start dropping bombs, we're toast!
The U.S. is always trying to keep countries from becoming a formidable force to reckon with (even if its not a hostile country)...in reality America has no allies...if there is ever an event in which America is severely weakened many past enemies will immediately seize the opportunity and launch a series of attacks to finish the job. Here's a small list of SOME (but not all) countries that will likely take the chance at crushing the USA if they ever get the opportunity: #1 Russia, #2 China, #3 Iran, #4 of course N. Korea.
The United States must accept that other nations, despite their ideology, can not be told what war capabilities they can or can't have. The cat is out of the bag as far as nuclear capabilities. Our only option is very careful diplomacy and constant dialogue. The leader of North Korea is not stupid (angry and possibly deranged, but not stupid). They are not going to bomb us and if they want to, we cannot stop them. We need to quickly come to an understanding with them and find some common ground!
If there should be a war against North Korea, it should be one that is agreed upon in the United Nations. It is not the U.S.'s job to make sure that the world is taken care of. Now, if there would have been a situation where they would have done something specifically against the U.S., then I could understand declaring war. But, not in this case.
If one looks at the amount of money it takes to wage a war, we would realize that a war against DPRK is not worth damaging our economy even more. Drop a nuke on Pyongyang? Nah, that would seriously anger China, which is not a country to be messed with. China would still be counted as an ally of DPRK, even though being forced to agree to solutions. As a US citizen, I think the best thing to do is leave DPRK alone until we are at a better economical stance. How to get better economical stance? Don't vote Republicans, that's how!