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DPRK And START
Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 21, 2010 | IBD editorial staff

Posted on 11/23/2010 8:19:23 PM PST by raptor22

DPRK And START

Posted 07:00 PM ET

Nuclear Threats: An artillery barrage targeting a South Korean island and the discovery of an operational uranium enrichment program beg the question — why the rush to abandon the means to stop Pyongyang?

We can safely assume that President Obama's personal letter to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, delivered by administration special envoy Stephen Bosworth last December, has not had the desired effect.

After its disclosure of an apparently operational uranium enrichment program, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea mounted an artillery barrage of the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong Island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: disarmament; nkorea; northkorea; obama

1 posted on 11/23/2010 8:19:35 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

the foreign policy of this administration is such a huge FAIL on so many levels it’s hard to figure. I can’t believe anyone is really that stupid. Such an emasculation of US capabilities for what?


2 posted on 11/23/2010 8:41:19 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

I agree with you on your general point. But NK has maybe a handful of nukes, of very low yoeld and who knows if they even work. All of the tests have been duds. Somehow I think we’d be able to handle them even if we dropped down to the 1550 under the new treaty from the 1700 we have now. Don’t forget, it was W who reduced us from around 5000 to around 1700-2200 back in 2002.

Still, 1550 should be enough to deal with NK. The real issue is that we’re never going to use our nukes and everyone knows it. They’re really just for show. We could have 50000 nukes and it wouldn’t change anything.


3 posted on 11/23/2010 9:13:05 PM PST by jeltz25
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