North Korea successfully conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, choosing to launch the missile test right before Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted world leaders for an economic summit. On Monday, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley called for “the strongest possible measures” against North Korea after leader Kim Jong Un has shown that the country is “begging for war.”
Is it possible to eliminate the North Korean military threat? Yaron Brook analyzed the immediate threat that North Korea poses to the city of Seoul as well as why there isn’t a clear path to taking out the hermit regime’s artillery on this week’s episode of “The Yaron Brook Show.”
One of the world’s major economies, South Korea, is a vital U.S. ally, and America has troops in the East Asian nation as part of a military alliance. If North Korea officially begins a war, the city of Seoul will be its first target since South Korea’s largest city is only about 35 miles from the North Korean border. Because North Korea also has the military capability to hit planes from the ground, it isn’t possible to take out North Korea’s artillery from the air.
“Given the firepower North Korea has, even without its nuclear weapons,” North Korean artillery will take hundreds of thousands of lives in Seoul, Yaron asserted.
“There’s no clear path, given that,” he said.