What should we do with North Korea and this weapon problem? I don't think we should do ANYTHING while Bush is in office. He'll just go and mess things up...some more. But we should do something. I do not trust anyone who disconnects themself from the world with nuclear weapons. They even kicked out the diplomats! If they'd make more contact, maybe we'd know what was going on over there and we wouldn't be so anxious. What if they try something like...oh, I don't know...launch and attack? In today's world, a lot of people reeeeeeeeeally wouldn't mind if America suddenly disappeared, or was conquered, or something along those lines.
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Just because North Korea has (or can develop) nukes doesn't mean they're going to use them offensively. Maybe they want them for defense (with the way America's been acting lately, don't you think it only makes sense that other countries would want defense), or maybe they actually do want to initiate an attack. It's like watching someone buy a gun. What are they going to do with it? Only they know. But it wouldn't be smart to use it for an attack because there will be severe consequences. Basically, it just wouldn't make sense for North Korea to start a random nuclear war.
It's hard to say how we should handle the problem. No matter what we do about it, America shouldn't act alone. It also wouldn't be a good idea for America to suddenly state "We've also built up our arsenal of nukes." Can you imagine that? Every country would fall into paranoia and there'd be nuclear programs everywhere. Then one little misunderstanding and BANG! World War 3.
It's like watching someone buy a gun. What are they going to do with it? Only they know.
It's more like someone who already has two magnums, goes and buys a few AK-47's even though they promised to not. They lie about it for a period time and then when the truth is revealed, they threaten to give guns to other people.
I think N.Korea's Nuclear weapons are something to be worried about, but it's not as urgent as it seems. The problem is that N. Korea broke the agreed framework and are now arming themselves with weapons that can cause serious damage, most likely to countries such as Japan and the United States.
As I said, this isn't as urgent as it seems to be. N. Korea seems to not have even that many weapons and their stance is that they are protecting themselves from an invasion from the U.S. I believe that all the U.S. should do is continue the talks and dun...dun...dun work on how they would protect America if a nuke attack should happen. Now, even though Korea broke the agreed framework, they were willing to freeze their nuclear weapon program again in 2003 if the U.S. would take their name of the list of terrorist countries. I'm not exactly sure why the U.S. would oppose this because if they were to remove Korea, then Korea would no longer be a threat, one problem may be that N. Korea threatened to export their weapons. Although this could cause a lot of trouble, I don't think Kim Jong-il is dumb enough to do that after freezing their program.
In closing, I think that for now, talking should continue. N. Korea has become more trustworthy than what they were years ago. This would also be good for the U.S. and Asian countries to work on their nuclear defense, because if not from N. Korea, there are still threats of nuclear attack. Should military action be taken? No, or at least not for now. I think talking should continue and if that doesn't work, it should wait until Bush is out of office.