What Must Be Done About North Korea
December 14, 2010
When I served as the senior military commander in Korea between the years 2006 and 2008, I thought the issues with North Korea and with the U.S.- South Korean Alliance were very daunting. North Korea exploded their first nuclear weapon and repeatedly launched missiles to test Alliance resolve. North Korean naval challenges and incursions along the Maritime Northern Limit Line were frequent and very disturbing. North's Korea's rhetoric was offensive and threatening, with almost daily proclamations about bringing a firestorm onto the South.