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    US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea - Yahoo! News

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    South Korea won U.S. support Monday for slashing trade to North Korea and vowed to haul its communist neighbor before the U.N. Security Council for a torpedo attack that sank a South Korean warship and killed 46 sailors.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he expects the Security Council to take action against North Korea, calling the evidence that the North was responsible "overwhelming and deeply troubling."

    The U.S. and South Korea are planning two major military exercises off the Korean Peninsula in a display of force intended "to deter future aggression" by North Korea, the White House said.
    I tend to think this is about the most that can realistically be done. SK and the US are not going to invade NK, but you cannot allow a nation to sink one of your ships without some sort of response.
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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I tend to think this is about the most that can realistically be done. SK and the US are not going to invade NK, but you cannot allow a nation to sink one of your ships without some sort of response.
    While this is true, I don't think it bodes well for the future. Mostly because NK is insane.
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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    There really is nothing to be done with North Korea. We have already inflicted every punishment we have short of full scale invasion. Unless they decide to truly cross the line, all we can do is make some pointless condemnations and wait it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    While this is true, I don't think it bodes well for the future. Mostly because NK is insane.
    That is the problem. Bat**** insane countries are just trouble.
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    Just to toss this out.... Naval blockade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Just to toss this out.... Naval blockade.
    Naval blockade would work fine untill the first interception

    When fighting would break out, and then Seoul gets hit by a few thousand artillery shells
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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Just to toss this out.... Naval blockade.
    I suspect a blockade would increase the likelihood of open warfare. We would have to support SK, and right now our military is just too stretched to want that.
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    Re: US backs South Korea in punishing North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I suspect a blockade would increase the likelihood of open warfare. We would have to support SK, and right now our military is just too stretched to want that.
    Why would we have to support them?

    Can't we just let countries fight each other without getting involved?

    Don't we do that in Africa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Why would we have to support them?

    Can't we just let countries fight each other without getting involved?

    Don't we do that in Africa?
    Because I don't think abandoning an ally is something we would want to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Naval blockade would work fine untill the first interception

    When fighting would break out, and then Seoul gets hit by a few thousand artillery shells
    So? Then North Korea would be hit with a few thousand cruse missile and smart bombs. Is the Missouri still in active service?
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