Wednesday, May 27, 2009

News Talk Online May 27, 2009: North Korea Threatens U.S. Navy

North Korea today announced that it was no longer recognizing the truce that ended the Korean war. And threatened to attack South Korea and U.S. naval vessels over the interdiction of cargo ships to ensure that no nuclear bomb making materials are being shipped into or out of the country.

The question is, what should the United States and the rest of the international community do to counter North Korea's provocation? More importantly, what is the U.S. willing to do if North Korea makes good on its threat?

The implications extend far beyond just North Korea. Iran is watching closely these developments and will likely feel emboldened with regard to its nuclear weapons program should North Korea manage to continue with its without severe consequences.

1 comment:

THE LonesomeDove said...

Thinking himself the quintessential diplomatic genius, Obama will probably be "The One" who will finally agree to high level talks with North Korea - oh, and accept repatriation of the USS Pueblo, none of which will accomplish a thing except to make us look like even weaker sisters than he already has.