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Business Insider/Mauldin Economics: GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A US attack on North Korea is imminent
The US is preparing to attack North Korea, according to Geopolitical Futures founder George Friedman — setting the stage for a difficult, messy war with potentially catastrophic consequences.
Speaking Monday to a rapt audience at the 2017 Strategic Investment Conference in Orlando, Friedman said that while it was unlikely the US would take action before President Donald Trump returns home at the weekend, North Korea's actions appeared to have "offered the US no alternative" to a clash.
According to Geopolitical Futures analysis, evidence is mounting that the enmity between the two is escalating to a point where war is inevitable.
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WNU Editor: I do not see such an attack happening .... even with 2 aircraft carrier strike groups in the region. Any decision to launch a war of choice against North Korea must involve a massive deployment of naval assets (at least 3 aircraft carriers), air assets (B-2 bombers and a large number of bombers and fighters), and ground forces. This deployment will not go unnoticed. Congress will demand a say. U.S. allies will demand a say. And more importantly .... the South Korean and Japanese governments will demand a say. And from this vantage point .... if push comes to shove .... I am willing to bet that none of these "partners" will be willing to go to war.