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I’ve assumed all along that things with North Korea were going to escalate. So now they go test a nuke underground, and Bush responds by saying that they’re a threat to international peace and that we won’t be invading.
Smart move. With the fourth largest army and second largest special ops force (thanks to their mandatory conscription laws), they’re going to be a fierce competitor if (not when) we butt heads with them. These guys scare me: