This is a re-post of an article I wrote in March. It seems US Intelligence has finally caught up with the threat.
North Korea’s nuclear program should have been taken out decades ago. Shortsighted leaders in the United States kicked the problem down the road, but kicking time is about over. Nuclear armed North Korea is now a threat to hundreds of millions of people. That is why there is such a big commotion whenever North Korea tests anything. They probably already have the miniaturized nukes and the missile systems to carry them. They may even have developed the capability to put nukes over the United States.
The North Korean nuclear program has become a grave threat to Japan, South Korea and even America. America’s entire population would be under risk from the aftermath of a High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) attack carried out by North Korea. A HEMP could down America’s infrastructure and that could bring about the death of most people living in the United States.
Last week North Korea launched four nuclear capable missiles at the same time. Three came within 200 miles of Japanese territory. Japan is now talking about developing the capability to do a preemptive strike on North Korea’s missile launchers. If Japan preemptively attacked North Korean missile launchers, North Korea might launch nuclear missiles at various targets and might even invade South Korea. We cannot allow the reckless missile launches by North Korea, or the fear of the missiles by Japan, to bring about the death of millions of people. We must do something to stop the North Korean nuclear missile threat while we still can.
North Korea said that flight tests of their KN-08 ICBM’s will begin soon. These missiles can reach almost all the United States. These are mobile solid fuel missiles so taking them out before launch may not even be possible. That also means the window of opportunity is rapidly closing. North Korea may have 50 KN-08’s by 2020.
The military solution to North Korea is to preemptively take out the whole nuclear program in one hour using whatever weapons are necessary and special forces. At the same time we would need to decapitate the leadership and cut the lines of communication. South Korean troops would need to invade from the air and the coasts and come toward the DMZ from the rear. There is a war game this spring involving over 300,000 military, it probably is preparing for such an eventuality.
President Obama told President Trump that North Korea would be his most urgent threat. Obama was using cyber warfare to slow down the North Korean ICBM program but the North Koreans seem to have gotten it back on track. We need to be careful about using cyber warfare. They can modify the virus codes and use it to take down our own vulnerable infrastructures. You know what they say about people who live in glass houses.
President Trump has just moved some B52 bombers to South Korea to placate Japan. Trump is also thinking about putting tactical nukes back in South Korea. The nukes might be necessary to take out North Korea’s underground nuclear weapons program.
The proposed defensive actions such as improving anti-missile defense are not realistic solutions to the problem. Existing anti-missiles missiles can be overwhelmed. They often miss their targets. It only takes one getting through to take out a city or cause a HEMP over a nation.
The longer America delays removing the threat the harder it becomes to achieve. Millions of lives would be lost if the cult leader of North Korea launched an all out war first. President Trump should make a deal with North Korea that they will not be allowed to refuse. He should involve China because China is the only nation capable of pressuring the North Koreans.
North Korea probably already has EMP’s weapons. Dr. Peter Pry and James Woolsey explain why we should not underestimate North Korea’s present nuclear arsenal. (Mr. Woolsey was director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1993-95). Mr. Pry, chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, has worked in the House Armed Services Committee and served in the CIA.)
North Korea has had decades to develop and miniaturize its nuclear weapons. North Korea is estimated to have 30 to 50 nukes and they will have 50 to 100 nukes by 2020. The history of nuclear weapon development in the world suggests that North Korea already has had plenty of time to develop advanced nuclear weapons. Dr. Pry also explains why North Korea may already have nuclear weapons in orbit above the United States.
Also keep in mind that North Korea and Iran are working together to produce their nuclear weapons programs. Any nuclear weapon developments in North Korea will be shared with Iran and become a threat to Israel, America and the world.
Taking out the North Korean nuclear program now may get messy but it has to be done if the North Koreans continue acting irrationally and belligerently. We need to give them an alternative and if they do not come to see the light we should consider putting out their lights before they can develop better nuclear weapons or use such weapons to kill millions. It is high time for the Korea’s to be united again anyway and I do not mean united under a cult leader.
First read the articles in the links above that talk about North Korea so that you are up to date on the issues. Then you may want to offer your own advice or comment.