Yes North Korea is run by a crazy ass Commie bastard, but President Trump needs to take the rhetoric down a few notches.
A little bit of Theodore Roosevelt's "Speak softly and carry a big stick" is in order.
Instead the Military-Industrial Complex has pushed Trump to send the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.
Admiral Steve Koehler, a strike group commander on the ship, said the 7,500 sailors and marines on the vessel are “ready as a war fighting force”.
What a dumb-ass.
So a few thousand Marines and sailors are supposed to scare the Korean People's Army (KPA) which has 1,106,000 active and 8,389,000 reserve and paramilitary troops, making it the largest military institution in the world.
The fact of the matter is we cannot invade North Korea. Leave aside they have nukes. The last time we invaded we saw Communist China send in 1,350,000 troops and drove the allied armies back south.
As for air power, that option is nearly worthless. Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, North Vietnam and Afghanistan's Taliban all stood up against air power for years.
Simply, white hot rhetoric and actions on our side only stirs the pot and backs the moron Kim into a corner where he might lash out.
For good or ill the only card in the Korean deck is the China card.
My Opinion of Admiral Koehler
|"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."|