John am I incorrect in beleiving the US has a military presence(stationed troops) in South korea ?
while I agree with your post generally , Isnt this just another example of the cost of the cold war , playing war via smaller nations ....
although necessary , How can the US say it had no part in that ?
all the suerpowers have to take responsibility for the fun and games , left alone a natural process would of occured and such states would have developed or self annihilated by now .
No different to Israel , Iraq , Afghanistan ......
I do beleive China has to take the lead in this , but other powers must be carefull pointing the finger , China must be treated abve all else as an allie , already I have seen finger pointing which will only encourage them to thumb there noses at the west , and to side with there troubled younger brother .
Unforttunately Korea should have been left united when we had the power to make it so, but we were justifiably tired of War
But, as noted in Brady's Powerful Little Novel "The Marines Of Autumn" US veterans no interest in being dragged back into warfare, let alone a bloody little conflict in Korea.
The veterans of WWII had seen enough war--and, in some significant part , it was these veterans who were tapped to go out again and fight in Korea, along with a rag tag bunch of untried units and draftees.
I cannot unmuddle the bloody recent history of the land of the 38th Parallel, but I doubt I will change my mind as to who should engage in finding a solution, which means: ANYTHING but the US alone handling the matter..
Absolutely agree , worst thing in the world would be for the US to have another front .
It needs a joint effort , hopefully a peacefull one , in Fact all operations need more widespread support , but that means everyone playing as a team .