Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Should the U.S. take preemptive action against North Korea?

Mike Corthell, Editor & Publisher

Rep. Peter King

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) that the United States had the right to take preemptive military action against North Korea if there was "solid evidence" that Kim Jon Un planned to attack the U.S. or South Korea.

"If we have good reason to believe there's going to be an attack, I believe we have the right to take preemptive action," 
"I don't think we have to wait until Americans are killed or wounded or injured in any way," he continued. "I'm not saying we should be rushing into war, don't get me wrong, but if we have solid evidence that North Korea's going to take action, then I think we have a moral obligation and an absolute right to defend ourselves."

Tensions in the region have escalated in recent weeks, with N. Korea announcing today that it had barred South Korean workers from a jointly run industrial zone on the border between the two countries. That announcement came just a day after officials declared their intention to restart a shuttered nuclear reactor. N. Korea has escalated tensions in recent weeks, declaring a "state of war" against South Korea and threatening a nuclear attack on the United States.

- Mike Corthell

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