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Tell Us: Preemptive Strike on North Korea?

Peter King says the United States should be prepared to do just that; what do you think?

North Korea has moved a missile with a “considerable” range to its east coast, but it was not capable of reaching the United States, the New York Times reported Thursday.

The disclosure came as the Communist North’s military warned it was ready to strike American military forces with “cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means,” the Times reported. U.S. experts doubt the beligerant communist country has the capability of hitting most U.S. targets.

Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, says the United States should be if necessary, against North Korean military forces if provoked or endangered. The Congressman, who represents a large segment of the South Shore including South Farmingdale and formerly represented part of Plainview, said Korea is posing a real threat to stability in that part of the world.

What do you think? Is this just saber-rattling on the part of North Korea's new president Kim Jong-un? Does North Korea pose a real threat to the United States at this time? Is a preemptive strike ever justified?

Tell us your thoughts in the comment section.

chris obrien April 04, 2013 at 08:36 PM
lets hit them hard before we have other 9/11 and find out that we were to late to avoid death
ann wintergerst April 04, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Preemptive military actions are war crimes under international law. Peter King is a troglodyte and it's an embarassment to have him representing us. Mr. O'Brien: please explain why it's OK for us to mass-murder others but not OK for others to mass-murder us.
Raymond Collins April 05, 2013 at 01:00 PM
We're the big bully here, surrounding them with troops, military equipment, and ships. Flying nuclear weapon laden B-2 bombers over their cities, giving their leadership something to point at, that all citizens can see. We pose a real threat as a nation, and we're knocking on their doorstep and banging on the windows. We're forcing them to show their teeth. We'll provoke them until they make the first "strike", and use it as an excuse to slaughter millions of innocent people because we don't like the way they run things. They may make threats, but it's in response to our actions.

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