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North Korea Is a Threat
to America, but Not
an Existential One

The National Interest, by Robert E. Kelly

Original Article

Posted By:danvillebill, 8/9/2017 6:29:48 PM

Late last month, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats called North Korea’s nuclear weapons program a “potential existential threat to the United States.” Coats hedges a bit by throwing in the modifier “potentially,” but he has spoken this way before. Unless he has spectacular secret information, this is woefully inaccurate. North Korea is a growing threat to the United States with its nuclear missile program, and it is indeed an existential threat to South Korea and Japan. But the threat Pyongyang poses to the United States is not actually existential as, for example, Russian and Chinese nuclear arsenals

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Wow!!
Great news!!
We´ll all be fine. Well quite a few.
Maybe.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eiobx, 8/9/2017 7:18:41 PM     (No. 11346965)

What an idiot...when you are killed, your american existence ends.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/9/2017 7:32:25 PM     (No. 11346980)

North Korea is a threat.

But maybe not this very minute?

What rubbish.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Quigley, 8/9/2017 7:32:59 PM     (No. 11346981)

Something less than total annihilation.

Very good.

What a buffoon.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/9/2017 8:56:28 PM     (No. 11347042)

The sky is falling for AGW and no price is too high.

But...a few more Nukes in the hands of nutter-pit-bulls is no big deal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 8/9/2017 9:12:33 PM     (No. 11347056)

Nighty night: Anchorage, Honolulu, Guam, LA, SF, Seattle, Chicago, .. ??? The nation might survive, but you? Maybe not. But you are a bunch of liberals anyway, so good riddance. (extreme sarc /off)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 8/9/2017 9:19:31 PM     (No. 11347061)

What is it with these people with all this ´stupid talk´ and prattle in the public forum? Back and forth, back and forth .. like a couple kids in grade school or something. I don´t think I´ve ever heard so much unfettered, unnecessary beezwax before.

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