When the DEFCON level is raised for US troops in Korea, (or a comparable raising for South Korean troops), and they start refamiliarization of chem and bio suits for troops and families or doing family and US civilian evacs, you will probably know something is up. I agree. Norks couldn’t hit the continental USA if they tried, maybe Midway Island Atoll in the Pacific, I even doubt their accuracy, but they could wreak chem and bio havoc in Seoul over about 48 hours, nevertheless our B-2s and other assets would assassinate the entire leadership of North Korea in their bunkers, they would be fried to death down there, and we would also level all of their command and control AND statues of worship to the cult, in Pyongyang and other major cities. It would be a “failed state with nukes” an unsettling idea for a moment, for which the US has a plan jointly with Seoul, but China would really have to be watch... I imagine it would be a rush to get to and occupy smoldering Pyongyang first by the Chinese PLA coming blitzkreig style in from the north, and a joint US/South Korea crack force from the south.
I watch N.Korea because at some point things are going to pop....but I doubt from within, even if the people are starving, as history has already shown, they don't have the mindset to revolt.
How much info is actually getting thru to the N.Korean people now? I understand cell phones have increased considerably, (if they don't get caught). So are they at least becoming better informed of the outside world?
I don't think Kim Un has any significance other than a figurehead for the most part. It's the old geezers running the show.
I don’t think Obama would use nukes. I also think Kim knows this.
Works for me China can have it.