Bush administration spokesmen, including the president himself, seldom fail to say that “all options remain on the table” in dealing with the North Korea nuclear crisis; in other words, the “military option” is not excluded. What that option might consist of is less often specified. Resumption of war cannot be entirely excluded, sparked by some sense of imminent danger on either side (whether actually justified or not) or by frustration, inadvertence, or ill-understood internal politics in North Korea.
PacNet #47D – A Military Option for Korea?
November 27, 2003