1. The Argument For Why US Will Not Attack North Korea
2. US Has Large Military Presence in Korean Theater
3. North Korea Tests Hydrogen Bomb – A Game-Changer?
The United States is increasingly being provoked toward a war with North Korea by its seemingly insane young leader Kim Jong-un. Not only has Jong-un acquired nuclear bomb capabilities much faster than US intelligence sources had estimated for years, he has also recently developed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of reaching US soil.
Jong-un’s repeated testing of nuclear weapons, and more recently ICBMs that can reach our shores – and his threats to deploy those weapons against America – have escalated the likelihood of a US military strike against North Korea in the near future. Yet the mainstream media, and indeed many military intelligence sources, downplay this risk significantly.
The main risk to any US military strike against North Korea is the fact that Seoul, South Korea, a strong US ally – with its population of 10.3 million – could be attacked by Jong-un’s military installments in place on the border within minutes. Millions of South Koreans could be killed very quickly, we are told, if the US initiates a military strike on North Korea.
As a result, the mainstream media and many military intelligence sources assure us it would be very unlikely that the US would mount a preemptive military attack against North Korea. Yet with North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile over Japan earlier this month, the war rhetoric has definitely escalated.
President Trump said that now "all options are on the table" to put an end to the North Korean threat. He tweeted: "The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer." He may be serious.
Why do I think this is so important for investors to understand? If the US goes to war with North Korea, it could well be the catalyst for the next bear market in the US stock and bond markets. Since the media is telling us such a war will not happen, we need to focus on what will happen if some kind of military action does take place – and what we could do about it in terms of our investments. Let’s get started.
The Argument For Why the US Will Not Attack North Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, sits just 35 miles south of its border with North Korea. It has been well-known for years that North Korea has large conventional military assets in place along its border with South Korea – which could launch a torrent of missiles on Seoul within minutes of any US military attack against North Korea.