Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
March 4, 2003
WAR: Kurtz: The Horror

This Stanley Kurtz piece on the inevitability of war with North Korea is a chilling must-read; Kurtz makes a very good argument that this is, militarily speaking, a case for a tactical nuclear first strike, because (1) we need to hit the Yongbyon reactor now, before NK's nukes become portable; (2) the immediate response would be an artillery barrage that would level Seoul; and (3) the only way to preempt that barrage is a nuclear first strike on the hardened bunker positions of the NK army along the DMZ. Still, even the most hardedned of hawks have to recognize that the ramifications of such a decision would be horrifying, in terms of international opinion and perhaps domestic opinion as well. More on this later.

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