End Korean War Games?

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  1. Tommy Palven

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    Compounding two major foreign policy mistakes with a third is just ridiculous 'logic'.
     
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    Cause that's the right thing to do. Brilliant, what are you, a General?

    Create a disastrous foreign policy to spite a group of people that aren't even involved in the military. Wonderful. I hope you get to lead the free world.
     
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    What's the right thing to do?
     
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    To completely ignore North Korea. The only mind we should pay them is if they aim a missile at any us or an ally. Then we shoot it down, then go back to ignoring them. They are isolated and should be until their regime collapses, 10, 50, 100 years from now. Until then, they get nothing.
     
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    We should extend our Napalm to their cities, and hang Kim.
     
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    I'm divided on this one.
    On the one hand, as long as the war games persist every year, North Korea will always have to be a militarised state.
    Sucks to be them.

    On the other hand, holding these war games, (the practise of marine landings) may be decisive in any war with them to come. It's a credible deterrent.
    The key to this one seems to be whether or not you feel the Koreans will kill each other if you do not.
    And it's anyone's guess in my opinion.

    Ultimately there has been no outbreak for 70 years. I'll take that as a win so far.


    Probably not a bad thing that a superior force keeps it's foot on their necks until we learn to get on with them. I don't care about it enough to volunteer.
     
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    We're still at war with them; most don't realize that The right thing to do is treat them as what they are, an enemy we're at war with. We owe them nothing, certainly not at our own risk.
     
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    You are correct. However if you read the OP's idea, he wants to do this to spite Republicans. His idea is to have this hilariously horrible plan to destroy foreign policy and geopolitics, because Republicans hurt his feewings.
     
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    North Korea has been a militarized state since it was founded in 1946. And currently it is the longest lasting International War, 62 years with only an armistice in place (North Korea has refused to ever sign or even consider a peace treaty with South Korea).

    No, I expect North Korea to stay militarized for about as long as Palestine to remain hostile to Israel. And the attacks from North Korea against South Korea every couple of years show no sign of stopping any time soon.
     
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    What nonsense.

    NK is militarized because its an authoritarian regime which makes enemies of others so it can control its own people through fear. That is where the problem lies... not in the SK efforts to defend itself from them, and the US supports this.

    And they are not 'war games', they are military training exercises which are vital for the functioning of the military. It's not just SK which is at risk from NK, but also Japan. NK has nothing to worry about training exercises - unless it starts something, but then they wont be exercises anymore.
     
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    That's a pretty complicated reason to militarize. Why do South Korea, the US, China, and Russia militarize?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/world/asia/russia-china-south-china-sea-naval-exercise.html?_r=0
     
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    Some years ago the chairman of Hyundai Motors blamed the US for undermining the North/South Korea Sunshine efforts, the Seoul-Moscow railway, and land mine removal work.

    SSDD:
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/joachim-hagopian/real-enemy-koreas/
     
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