Threats of an Imminent Conflict Against the U.S./North Korea Warns Foreigners to Evacuate South Korea.
What should be America’s policy regarding North Korea? For guidance I like to reference the Weinberger/Powell Doctrine. The Cato Institute’s foreign policy team is the best in the business, and this original article by foreign policy leader Chris Preble outlines the five key questions our government should answer before considering any foreign entanglement. I rate both the Obama and Bush administrations a Weinberger/Powell Doctrine “F.” Regarding North Korea, I would vote no on each of the W/P/D five questions. Take the W/P/D national security test yourself and see what you think.
For additional support, check in with my Cato friend Gene Healy. Gene has a great way of reducing complexity to KISS. Finally, be sure to reread my Monday Doug Bandow post: North Korea Is Not America’s Problem. You will have all the ammo you need to push back on any interventionist yak from misguided friends and associates. When it comes to aggressive American intervention abroad, remember what I have told you about feeding the intervention fires. The neocon-based Foreign Policy Initiative is home base for this stuff.