What's your take? Think it's saber rattling or something more?
Is the "training exercise" the public cover of a military buildup?
Would the Chinese tacitly approve the removal of Kim Jong Un?
Would the United States remove Jong Un with the understanding that the Communist government would remain but under leadership selected by the Chinese?
Would we wait for the North Koreans to strike first?
Technically speaking the war (which also technically speaking wasn't a war) never really ended.
We've been doing annual joint military exercises for decades (Ulchi Focus lens, Team Spirit and now Foal Eagle) for decades. We're not exactly covering anything up.
Regardless of who strikes first, casualties in the south will be massive. Granted, the capabilities of the north to hammer Seoul with artillery is a bit overstated but as dev/null noted the first 24-48 hours alone would see millions in casualties. Not to mention the humanitarian crisis that would quickly follow.
I hope we don't see armed conflict over there, but it's always been on the verge.
Edit: foal autocorrected to "dial"
Edited by yall, 15 March 2017 - 11:49 AM.