Lessons From the Past — Including North Korea’s

The USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) fire a six gun salvo of 16 inch shell into enemy troop concentration near Kaesong, Korea.

North Korea has also built up an arsenal of biological and chemical weapons.

For those who were brought up with a consciousness of Japanese strategic build-up before the attack on Pearl Harbor, it is anathema that we are being counseled to treat North Korea with the same expectation that diplomacy will alter Pyongyang’s belligerency. The regime in North Korea already has a history of invasion and annihilation.

There is a lesson well confirmed by history, that aggression by dictatorships with expansionist aims are only temporarily deterred and certainly not stopped by diplomatic negotiations.