A dictator is someone who thinks that they are above the law. A dictator can commit as many genocides as they wish and nobody can stop them (look at Saddam Hussein and the Halabja poison gas attack). If they have a nuclear weapon(s) then there is no way that other nations could intervene and stop the dictator. Kim Jong-un can commit as many genocides as he wished and if he would have the ability to launch nuclear weapons over long distance then Kim Jong-un knows nobody from outside North Korea can stop him. I do not wish sanctions to be imposed on North Korea or an invasion of North Korea. What I wish is for the world to take steps to PERSUADE the North Koreans to end their nuclear weapon ambitions. If there is no consistency here in the West when it comes to human rights then how can we persuade the North Koreans to drop their dreams of launching nuclear weapons over a long distance? The best way to motivate them is for every top Western leader to be sent to the International Criminal Court after they have finished their political career as a guarantee that they respect human rights. This will persuade the North Koreans that the west DOES respect human rights and will HOPEFULLY lead to better co-operation between the West and North Korea.
North Korea has been doing "practice" bombs for many years. They are in a struggle for power and domination. Of course we should fear them. Can they defeat us? Very doubtful. We have strong armies and financial means to defeat them, but they still carry the bombs, and they have been pointing them at us.
While North Korea has more than it's share of problems, we as a nation would be foolish to underestimate them and to not fear them at all. They are actively trying to craft nuclear weapons, and have made no qualms about destroying South Korea or we as a country, for sure.
Look at Pearl Harbor...We had warning signs of an immanent threat but felt that Japan wasn't a threat. The worst thing we can do as a nation, is push these threats aside. Look at the missile launches and the nuclear bombs being tested. Yes North Korea has a small military...I wouldn't put it past the immature leader of this country to take out as many people as he can. I pray it doesn't happen, but we need to be prepared in case it does.
First of all, they've got nukes. I know people on the internet makes jokes about their nukes, but it's true: they have nukes, and some may even reach the US. Second of all, they've got a huge army. Although their navy is small compared to the US, their army is HUGE. And, they've got more in reserve. In conclusion, North Korea should be feared.
They have some form of nuclear weapons and haven't yet demonstrated the strength of them nor have they used more than a few. If today they still are making them they are going to be added to a stockpile which means they will be able to use them at there will they will have the first punch. They do have support from more rebellious countries and China says they are done with them but keep your friends close and your enemies closer who knows what they really do believe in behind the curtain. The armies of North Korea would have the ability to do damage to any force that tactically invaded. Although they are not, alone, strong enough to contend with the people that would attack they do have enough in them to do damage enough to where if we didn't think they were a threat then if and when they attack then it would be seen as purely arrogance. In that I do believe that they should be viewed as a threat and should hold fear.
There is still a lot we don't know about North Korea. Do we really know what they are capable of? We can't predict what a country like North Korea is capable of. It's not a size of the army that wins a war it strategy. Also it's possible they have underestimated North Korean missiles.
Why? Well, for starters they aren't too friendly to people in the world except to China. If they open up a little then we could accomplish peace but for now, with the dictator in charge, we should stay alert and tell them to stop making missiles...That is just how I feel.
We need to fear their ideology more than their actual military power. The kids in North Korea are taught from a young age to hate Americans. Regardless of whether they have the ability to use their nuclear weapons, we should be weary of them. Also, they have horrible human rights issues.
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North Korea is surrounded by electrical fences so people can't get in and out, so if we were to go to war with them they can't get their troops out in time. Their fighter planes are really old and aren't good for war. North Korea spends most of their G.D.P on their military which ranks their military 4th in the world. Our army is ranked number one so we have the advantage
North Korea does not have the economic funding to support them in a war. Their are outdated, and our more advanced fighter planes would destroy them. Our military is so much stronger than North Korea's, and the land space for America is so much great than north korea. Kim Jong Un has all his people literally trapped in north korea cause of deadly electric fences and their borders with other countries prevent them from leaving or getting in, so they couldnt deploy their troops out of their country fast enough for a war
No fear but fear in the Lord. He's just doin what the rest of us would do with illegal fireworks. Popppin them off for fun. Some of us just cant afford the anymore. So sad. Just doin it cause he knows he can get away with it. The proper sanction is he can waste his aresenal all day but he should release that college student. Seriously, 15 years for stealing a banner of some sort. Seems the North should be rewarding him because they have the same problem following the rules.
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We should be more worried about how they are handling themselves then handling us. They have a weak military, not much funds, and their only ally isn't gonna help them fight us. They have no human rights, so I think we should be a little more worried about the poor people in Korea then ourselves. Like someone else said, thier children are taught to hate Americans, and that's worse then a fake threat
North Korea is a psychotic dictatorship -- actually, more of a monarchy cloaking itself in the robes of Communism to appeal to its masses. Its ruling class doesn't want to destroy the world, because they know they'd be gone right along with it. It simply uses threats of attacks (which it has no technological capability to carry out) in order to scam more prosperous nations out of cash and food aid.
North Korea's military is not as advanced as ours, and this also adds to why they are testing and using nuclear missiles. If they were to attack us, we would wipe them off of the face of the planet. They receive all of their funds for equipment and weapons from China, which China is cutting of to prevent a nuclear attack.
Lately, the media has portrayed North Korea as a highly militarized state with the intention to destroy the United State's interests abroad and even attack mainland USA itself. Although their military is vast in size, they have no intention of an actual attack. The international community has sanctioned North Korea heavily in the last few years in order to stop the progression of their nuclear program. North Korea only makes these threats in the hope that we will take the threats seriously and meet their demands, which include removing the sanctions, recognizing them as a nation, and letting them continue their developement of nuclear weapons. They know that they cannot actually win a war against the United States. Furthermore, North Korea fears that the military drills conducted by South Korea and the US signify preparations to invade and unite the Koreas once more. The North blusters on about their military and technical prowess in order to show that they will not back down from a war and are willing to retaliate if one was to begin. In other words, their threats are defensive in nature and should not be taken seriously.
Currently, North Korea has about seven million more soldiers in the reserves than the United States of America. However, this is 1/4 of the population, and the government would NOT be able to sustain that amount of soldiers for very long at all. The current sanctions by international nations would restrict and boycott all trade to North Korea for the entirety of war. Half of the soldiers wouldn't even be able to be armed, because there are too many soldiers and not enough guns in North Korea. An invasion of North Korea would be a very simple execution based on the fact that the American soldiers are much better trained than the North Korea Special Operations. The United States has a defense budget of about 600 billion dollars. The defense budget for North Korea is a meager 7 billion. If, because of the international sanctions, it costs about 600 dollars to buy the materials for one gun, plus pay for the workers, each gun would cost about 800 dollars. Lets assume they want to buy a gun for each soldier (hopefully). They would spend 6,400,000,000 on JUST guns. That is 98% of their defense budget. Then, they have naval ships to service, airplanes to fuel, helicopters to operate, and businesses still need to continue in the country. North Korea is in no position to war with even SOUTH Korea, nevertheless The United States of America