Sunday, April 14, 2013
And The Dance With North Korea Continues
That dance is one where North Korea rattles its saber, sometimes the saber rattling is nothing more than bellicose rhetoric, sometimes it's a missile launch and in some instances a skirmish with South Korean military forces. The end result is usually the same, the United States, South Korea and Japan ready their military forces in a show of strength. Russia and China advocate that all the nations involve must exercise caution to minimize the threat of escalation, in reality the threat of escalation probably isn't that high since China will signal to North Korea if they are pushing the buttons too hard. In the end the US and South Korea decide it will reach out, a.k.a appease, North Korea, if certain conditions are met.