The year is 2017 and the situation in the Korean Peninsula is escalating fast. With the
election of the new U.S president, the Supreme Leader of North Korea has again begun his campaign of propaganda while his country continues to foray into the nuclear weapons arena.
While most of his boasts have been characteristically Anti-USA, he hasn’t been holding his words against the other powers and challenging the entire World for some time. All of this boasting has led to the 14 th of February, when on the holiday celebrating Kim Jong Il, the North Korean dictator showed the World his hand by testing both a nuclear bomb and a new ICBM.
Only a few days later, the first and presumably the only North Korean Ballistic Missile
Submarine, the Sinpo, silently left the port of Mayang-do in the cover of the night. This was detected by the United States National Reconnaissance Office and also the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces. To add to this, more satellite imagery showed nuclear weapons and mobile launchers being scattered and hidden throughout the country in a possible attempt to prepare for a first strike.
Under pressure from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Australia, the UN Security
Council was moved into action. With strong backing from both the US and Russia, and China’s abstention an historic resolution was passed including giving the authorization for the member states to ;Use all necessary means to uphold international peace and security in the region.
Both the new U.S President Donald J. Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin
have claimed that this problem will be solved one way or the other and while the two countries have not agreed to make a joint coalition, they both have the same enemy.
The only question is, which of them will solve the problem and how?
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