US/South Korea exercises in March: A cause for concern in Pyongyang. (US Navy)
Emma Reynolds, News.com.au: The $3 trillion ‘catastrophic’ cost of a North Korea-US war
IF A North Korea war does become a reality, one unmanageable $3 trillion consequence that hasn’t been widely acknowledged threatens to wreak havoc on the world.
The defiant nation launched another missile test today, just hours after stern warnings from Donald Trump that a “major, major conflict” was possible.
The conflict between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump could unfold in several ways, but it is the 30 million citizens of the hermit state whose fate could trigger a global catastrophe.
A thermonuclear war would be a humanitarian and ecological disaster for the entire region, with radiation causing a nuclear holocaust that tears into South Korea, China, Russia and Japan.
But if conventional weapons are used and the Kim regime collapses (a more likely scenario), we may face an alternative nightmare.
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More News, Analysis, And Commentary On A Military Confrontation Between The U.S. And North Korea
What War With North Korea Looks Like -- Bill Powell, Newsweek
Before Fighting a Costly War With North Korea, a Strategic Reassessment -- Daniel L. Davis, Stratfor
What Would the Second Korean War Look Like? -- The Diplomat
Amid nuclear threat, what are the U.S. military options against North Korea? -- CBS News
North Korea's army: 1.2M men, obsolete equipment and nukes -- FOX News
North Korea Vs. U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What? -- Value Walk
Should the World Fear North Korea's Special Forces? -- Kyle Mizokami, National Interest
Why US missile defences may not be enough to stop ICBMs from North Korea -- International Business Times
Could North Korea Actually Sink a U.S. Aircraft Carrier? -- Harry J. Kazianis, The Week
Could North Korea Soon Launch a Nuclear War Against America from Underwater? -- Robert Farley, National Interest
North Korea Has Lots of Tanks (But Can They Fight?) -- Kyle Mizokami, National Interest
Is a second Korean War imminent? -- Wesley Rahn, DW
Is war coming to North Korea? -- Jim Walsh, Al Jazeera
Analysis: U.S. Military Options in North Korea — From Bad to Worse -- Roll Call
The coming war with North Korea -- George H. Wittman, Washington Times
Analysis: 'Mistakes happen': How 'miscalculation' could spark a U.S.-North Korea conflict -- Mark Gollom, CBC News
What it would take to pull the US into a war in Asia -- Steve Mollman, Quartz