As North and South Korean officials opened talks Tuesday, over possible North Korean participation in the coming South Korean Olympics--and which the South Koreans would like the talks to expand beyond that, toward finding broader ways to lower tensions, The Wall Street Journal reports:
U.S. officials are quietly debating whether it’s possible to mount a limited military strike against North Korean sites without igniting an all-out war on the Korean Peninsula.In fact, it is more than risky, it is Trump style pugilistic posing and taunting insanity.
The idea is known as the “bloody nose” strategy: React to some nuclear or missile test with a targeted strike against a North Korean facility to bloody Pyongyang’s nose and illustrate the high price the regime could pay for its behavior. The hope would be to make that point without inciting a full-bore reprisal by North Korea.
It’s an enormously risky idea, and there is a debate among Trump administration officials about whether it is feasible.
The man is infatuated with the military and military might. One fears that we are only an Ivanka nod away from attacking.
And you can be certain that he has not forgotten the cheers he received, even from MSM, when he "acted presidential" and attacked Syria with cruise missiles.