One of the reasons we have not yet attacked DPRK is because it is going to get real messy when we do. All KJ has to do is push a little spearhead into Seoul and hold that city hostage for the horror of the entire world to watch. And KJ will torture and kill civvies in unpresedented numbers at his leisure.
We cannot do a buildup in South Korea or even ripple the waves offshore with an armada buildup as we did in the Middle East without frightening Kim Jong Il into attacking South Korea.
It is a smart move that we remove US forces from the DMZ, and probably from South Korea altogether.
KJ is in effect holding the south as a defacto hostage,ready to move against them.
The only solution would be a preemptive strike to completely anhialate the DPRK military without playing the nice guy warrior as we did in Iraq.
Wasn't it just last week that KJ's minister of defense rhetorically stated that DPRK has 100 nuclear-tipped missiles pointed at the US? I think that statement was pure bullsh!t, but what if it wasn't?
Try this, John, referenced from NewsMax:
Chinese authorities have rounded up and repatriated North Korean Christians who had sought refuge and been catechized on Chinese territory.
"We have reports that these refugees had wires driven through their wrists and noses. By these wires they were led back into North Korea,"