|Macarthur wades ashore, after concluding number two of my personal top ten of Military Acts Which Were Ingenious: Inchon. Only Hannibal Barca was better...|
The announcement from Trump and Sec of Defense Mattis of imminent military response to Kim Jong Un's nuclear capabilities come as relief, while those whose near-sighted views of history and highly critical view of Trump urged that a dialogue be opened.
The real question is, what precautions can be taken in order to ensure that China, and then, by treaty, Russia, do not become involved in the conflict?
The Fast Pace of Changing RepercussionsRight at the cusp of MacArthur's victory, the Chinese charged over the Yalu River per the request of Stalin. Until that point in the war, the UN/US military mission had reversed months of defeat, failures, and fears of a lost cause which had ended with MacArthur's forces succeeding in an ingenious amphibious assault of the Inchon Peninsula of northwestern Korea. This enabled a US breakout from the tightly encircled Pusan perimeter, which was a small corner of southeastern Korea within which a nearly-beaten and starved UN/US military had retreated. North Korea was entirely under US control, when, during the last week of December, the Chinese forces repelled them all the way back to the 38th parallel, and a change in US policy and presidents brought the Zone of Demarcation, aka DMZ, which divides the two Koreas until now.
- Remove Israel from southern Syria, and end its covert mission to provide Netanyahu with a cold rule over southeastern and southwestern Syria, and effectively manage a ceasing of that lunatic's efforts to destroy Syria.
- Instruct Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and John McCain to remove the latest sanctions against Russia, as well as the transparent Magnitsky Act, by secret cable promising to tone the non-sense down.
- De-emphasize the attempts to sanction the Exxon-Spetznahft deal.