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North Korea’s nuclear program cannot be eliminated short of a regime change, which probably means starting a war. The United States went to war against Iraq because of the possibility that Iraq might someday do what North Korea has already done. Military action needs to be taken against North Korea.

American troops, backed up by South Korean and Japanese troops, would invade North Korea. A preemptive military strike by the United States would include locating all facilities that could be used in a nuclear weapons program, destroying these targets, and preventing North Korea from retaliating with missile strikes. Use of U.S. bases in South Korea would make an attack easier. Although North Korea has capable air defenses and large quantities of anti-aircraft artillery, North Korean nuclear facilities would be vulnerable to attack by bombers armed with precision-guided weapons.

U.S. military strikes would probably destroy North Korea’s future ability to produce and reprocess nuclear material for use in nuclear

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