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The Price of Defeating North Korea May Be Too High


These days, more and more experts start talking about a possible war against North Korea. However, they also say that the price of defeating North Korea may be too high for the USA and its allies.

 

 

 

 
For now, North Korea seems to have made considerable progress in creating nuclear arms, which is something that worries the entire world, especially as North Korea keeps on making harsh statements and threatening the USA, South Korea and Japan. The recent test launch of ballistic missiles in North Korea are now treated as wake-up call and real threat. Theoretically, there is a threat that North Korea may hit American military facilities located in Japan and South Korea. As the US Navy is moving closer to the Korean peninsula, international observers are talking about the possibility of another armed conflict between North and South Korea, even though both of them are still at war with each other.
 
Even though North Korea may still have a hard time launching those missiles and may even have no nuclear arms at all, starting a war against it is not an easy thing to do. North Korea has been getting ready for the war with the USA and South Korea for decades. Most likely the North Korean leader doesn’t hope to win the war but he wants to damage the enemies as much as possible. South Korea is a developing economy with a focus on tech and motor industries. Shelling its key industrial facilities may seriously damage the entire economy.
 
The thing is that Seoul, which is the capital of South Korea is just 40 km away from the border with North Korea, which makes it vulnerable since North Korean missiles and sells can reach and damage it. If there is a conflict, North Korea will definitely shell Seoul to damage it, and there is no information about the type and amount of the artillery located there, which is why it is hard to estimate the possible damage.
 

 

Still, the United States and South Korea clearly have much more advanced weapons to damage North Korea even more. Anyway, let’s hope that the situation won’t escalate.

 

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