Theology in Congregational Polity
Truth Will Rise

North Korea

Mark Bowden's essay for the Atlantic on how to deal with North Korea is helpful in understanding the current state of the issue, the dangers that loom, and the options we have moving forward.  He confesses that there are no good options, but that the least bad one is to learn to live with a North Korea with nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles (which has been the basic conclusion of every administration that's tried to grapple with the problem).  He reminds us that we lived under a far more existential threat during the Cold War and learned to cope with that.  But any attempt to remove the Kim regime or knock out their nuclear capability would assuredly lead to one of the greatest catastrophes in human history with possibly tens of millions of Koreans and Japanese being slaughtered.


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