is a friend that isn't afraid of having a good memory! -M.B.
...but the top U.S. priority now, is to stop a nuclear test." -Bolton
Unfortunately, it appears that (with the help of friends) Kim Jong II will not lessen his obsession with 'non-peaceful' nuke technology... And given the opportunity (amongst his death threats) Jong's regime will continue to develop strategies for the placement of nuclear warheads; while stepping-up the accuracy of missiles, yet to be cultivated...
Fact is... A conventional strike (by the U.S.) will remove little more than a small part of N.K's full nuclear arsenal; leaving the subterranean military structure intact...
Years later, during President Clinton’s two terms, North Korea received more American aid than any other country in the Asia-Pacific region. "In an astonishing reversal of nine previous U.S. administrations," reads the Cox Committee’s Congressional report, "the Clinton-Gore administration, in 1994, committed not only to provide foreign aid for North Korea, but to earmark that aid primarily for the construction of nuclear reactors." - source
-According to asiantimes:
Unlike all the previous wars Korea fought, a next war will be better called the American War or the DPRK-US War because the main theater will be the continental US, with major cities transformed into towering infernos. The DPRK is now the fourth-most powerful nuclear weapons state just after the US, Russia, and China.
The DPRK has all types of nuclear bombs and warheads, atomic, hydrogen and neutron, and the means of delivery, short-range, medium-range and long-range, putting the whole of the continental US within effective range. The Korean People's Army also is capable of knocking hostile satellites out of action.
More of what others are posting:
Captain Ed posts: North Korea: War Is Coming To American Soil:
"He might want to check with China on that score. While the Taiwan issue sticks in Beijing's craw, they know that the US will not withdraw its protection for the Taiwanese under pressure from Pyongyang."
-Bryan at Hotair posts an interesting article: North Korea nuke test