Originally Posted by AZ_Infantry
Well, seriously - what other choice is there?
Even at the very very outside there is no need in using nuclear weapons. That's an obvious outrance. North Korea is not on a far planet, there are other countries around it. I doubt the US could make all of them agree with such ballsy tactics.
Also, if you destroy 90% of their airbases and nuclear sites no one will look for Kim to assasinate him. They will do what they will be told to, most probably launch a counter-attack against South Korea and fire the remaining missiles here and there. If one wants to minimize such possibility he'll have to strike not only airbases and nuclear sites, but grind down all the demilitarized zone and create a huge safety pool which in fact should be the size of NK itself.
I mean you can't just bomb some facilites and start negotiate. Of course they won't reply. Thus, if you've said A you'll have to say B. I strongly believe that the only way to deal with Korea by force is a ground operation. Is the United States ready for that? If yes, i won't be sorry to spend all my life shaking hands with US soldiers.