Hagel will take threats seriously as long as they are not issued by Muslims.
If a Muslim nation utters a threat, it “never happened.”
Hagel is champing at the bit to drone the Norkies.It would be a huge mistake to engage the Norkies in even limited ground warfare.It would be a mistake of vast proportions to bomb them unless it was total warfare. But Hagel wants to leave his “mark.”
What North Korea wants is lots of food, high tech, and goods produced in South Korea. Just send over a few shiploads per month.It would be cheaper than fighting the insane effers.
Let the trade talks begin.
Because Danegeld or jizya like the US paid to the Barbary states is always a great idea...