North Korea has unleashed a series of threats against the United States and South Korea

North Korea has unleashed a series of threats against the United States and South Korea, since the last round of United Nations sanctions in 2013. North Korea’s nuclear programme remains a source of deep concern to the International Community. North Korea is now a de facto nuclear state, a more military than a political problem, and an issue that is more deterrent than non- proliferation. Pyongyang now has all the elements necessary for an operational nuclear force. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether North Korea is the greatest threat to the United States.
North Korea is mNorth Korea has unleashed a series of threats against the United States and South Korea, since the last round of United Nations sanctions in 2013. North Korea’s nuclear programme remains a source of deep concern to the International Community. North Korea is now a de facto nuclear state, a more military than a political problem, and an issue that is more deterrent than non- proliferation. Pyongyang now has all the elements necessary for an operational nuclear force. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether North Korea is the greatest threat to the United States.
North Korea is much more equipped militarily as compared to 10-15 years ago. Even though their conventional forces are somewhat antiquated. The basic reality is if a conflict were to take place, a full blown conflict undoubtedly the United States with its South Korean ally would prevail. North Korea cannot win this conflict. The North Korean leadership may be a leader that values or appreciates the importance of taking risk but it is still rational. North Korea does have the largest standing Army in the world- 1.1 million active duty troops and 5.5 million reserves. But they lack the capabilities to mobilize their forces in a foreign country- except perhaps China and South Korea. Furthermore North Korean soldiers are not trained to any proper degree. Troops are frequently deployed to bring in harvest of crops- they aren’t prepared for an all-out war, especially against the United States.
uch more equipped militarily as compared to 10-15 years ago. Even though their conventional forces are somewhat antiquated. The basic reality is if a conflict were to take place, a full blown conflict undoubtedly the United States with its South Korean ally would prevail. North Korea cannot win this conflict. The North Korean leadership may be a leader that values or appreciates the importance of taking risk but it is still rational. North Korea does have the largest standing Army in the world- 1.1 million active duty troops and 5.5 million reserves. But they lack the capabilities to mobilize their forces in a foreign country- except perhaps China and South Korea. Furthermore North Korean soldiers are not trained to any proper degree. Troops are frequently deployed to bring in harvest of crops- they aren’t prepared for an all-out war, especially against the United States.