To Deter North Korea, We Can Not Pussyfoot Round (Opinion)

There is always hope that someone else will solve the problem: China, the UN, South Korea or the somewhat mythical “international community.
(CNN) It is easy for the US and North Korea to posture and threaten — for North Korea to carry out nuclear and missile tests and for the US to conduct B-1B bomber and F-35 flights and military exercises.
Anthony H. CordesmanAnd the US should seek to negotiate and continue to demonstrate its commitment to its East Asian allies.
But it is becoming all too clear that the US may well have to accept the reality that to threaten “fire and fury” is not a practical military option, and there probably won’t be any miraculous change in Kim Jong Un’s behavior.
The views expressed in this commentary are his own.

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