Peter Ford, CSM: What might a conflict with North Korea look like?
By his tweets, by his orders, and by his airstrikes last week in Syria, President Trump has opened up a whole new realm of possibilities in Northeast Asia that the rest of the world is just beginning to explore.
The focus of that realm is North Korea, whose increasingly sophisticated nuclear and missile programs have prompted Mr. Trump to abandon his predecessor’s policy of “strategic patience.”
For the first time since 1994, when then-President Clinton was on the verge of ordering a military strike against North Korea, there is a sense that “Uncle Sam might go crazy and shoot someone,” in the words of Taylor Fravel, a member of the Security Studies program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Korean Crisis -- April 14, 2017
Chart of the Day: Korean military might -- EconomTimes
The Korean Peninsula: A Cast of Very Jaded Players -- Ron Huisken, The Strategist
Beijing Warns a ‘Storm is About to Break’ as Tensions Mount Over North Korea -- Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times
North Korea Primed and Ready for Nuclear Test -- Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. & Jack Liu, 38 North
What North Korea is trying to accomplish with its provocations -- CBS News
North Korea: Why No Side of the Conflict Has Reason to Budge -- Ron Huisken, National Interest
North Korea threatens 'nuclear thunderbolts' as US and China finally work together -- Alex Lockie, Business Insider
China will be critical in guiding North Korea to the future -- James Durso, The Hill
North Korea in for Some Trump-style Shock and Awe -- John Hemmings, Lowy institute
North Korea: A potential train wreck in motion -- Barbara Demick, L.A. Times
A viable military option: Countering North Korea’s weapons program -- Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf, Defense News
Why Trump is right on North Korea -- John Moody, FOX News
Why Trump’s North Korea gambit is ill-fated -- Evan N Resnick, Channel News Asia
Ex-acting CIA chief: Trump is making North Korea situation worse -- Politico
Why is April 15 such a big deal in North Korea? -- Anna Fifield, Washington Post
The cost of unifying North and South Korea -- Ethan Wolff-Mann, Yahoo Finance
How to Make the Korea Problem Worse: Unification -- Robert A. Manning & James Przystup, National Interest
An Early North Korean Provocation Remembered -- Todd Crowell, RCD