I felt like opening a new topic, but if anyone objects, that fine with me, we can merge this or continue this in another one. To kick this off I collected some quotes from various North Korea topics from the past. If you want to read the full discussions, have a look. 2006 2008 2011 2017: I guess we don't need to be Nostradamus or Clairvoyant to seriously take into account with an escalation between North Korea and the USA. There is a serious chance that North Korea will be attacked. What do you all think? A: Will this happen very soon? B: Should this happen at all? C: Should this happen very soon (the sooner, the better)? One month ago North Korea launched missiles that landed 186-217 miles (300-350km) from the Oga peninsula in Japan’s Akita prefecture, according to the country’s defence minister. We've heard a lot of war language. America is sending an aircraft carrier. According to this organization that follows North Korea's program, the country is preparing a new nuclear test. How do people feel about a preventive attack? It could have dangerous consequences. But doing nothing means that one madman in North Korea could push a button and lounge a missile on land. D: How do we (still) look at the diplomacy/sanctions option? If North Korea should not be attacked, what shall we say to the people who fear North Korea? Don't worry, we'll talk them out of it. Just be patient, the missiles can't reach you yet? E: Invasion: will this be realistic? Or better than bombing? I know this sounds stupid: violence is violence, but when talking is not working, probably some preventive action will be undertaken soon. F: Assassination? This was discussed when the previous Kim was into power. Would this help anything, or enough? Who would replace the man?