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N Korea protecting nuclear missiles, U.N. monitors say, ahead of summit talks

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There is some confusion here.

North Korea has the sovereign right to ballistic missiles. This issue is separate from nuclear warheads.

The US has decided to offer NK something to have them scrap the ICBM capable of hitting the US mainland.

The ROK has decided to spend $30 billion to build the world's densest triple layer missile defense system, to counter ballistic missiles from all directions.

Which direction will Japan take? Pay off or spend $30 billion on missile defense?

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I'd like to see the US pull completely out of S. Korea and the North give up its nuclear arms.

After doing that, shore up US defense in Japan.

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North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities cannot be destroyed by military strikes

Are Trump and Kim still in love ?

Because this doesn't sound like trust...

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Which direction will Japan take? Pay off or spend $30 billion on missile defense?

It doesn't necessarily have to be Japan, can be any leader who would send another Silimido to assassinate psychopaths around a fat boy who could defect to South through merciful arrangement . Why not.

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S.K netizens always claim that Japan should look up to Germany and do the same. The fact is Koreans actually unable to do what Germans did to unify the country. They killed each others in Korean War, and have been confronting against each other, despite exactly the same ethnic, with the same culture, speaking the same language even now. The insane side-effects of this historical complex are the origins of problems which the SE Asia are facing at this moment. They need cult , lies and lies, grudge called Han, to sustain their mental conditions.

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@showchinmono

I agree with most of your comment, They don't need the Han for their mental condition to continue, they've been using Japan perfectly well for that purpose in the last few decades.

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Trump had been a failure on NK.

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I agree with most of your comment, They don't need the Han for their mental condition to continue, they've been using Japan perfectly well for that purpose in the last few decades.

Yep, Japan has been the most convenient vent for their Han and anger to spit out. Russia, China, US should step back and let them unify the country first, as they cannot do it themselves as Germans did, as Vietnamese did. and think about how to keep peace in Asia after, methink.

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showchinmono: "Yep, Japan has been the most convenient vent for their Han and anger to spit out."

And vice-versa. In fact, any and every time Abe has been in trouble for political scandal he visits the relatives of abductees and vows to solve the problem. That riles up his base, then when his approval rises a little as a result he goes back to his pet project of changing the constitution (then using NK conveniently again to justify it). And now Japan has no choice but to be the little dog of the US again, and with Trump swearing Kim is a great guy and trusts him more than his own intelligence community, NK of course can keep working on its programs and Japan can do nothing.

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@Speed

After doing that, shore up US defense in Japan.

Do you even understand what this means? Currently, the USFK is hosted in the largest US military base overseas, spanning across two cities.

To move a US force this size, Japan needs to offer land equal to two Japanese cities and spend $10~20 billion to build it. 

Now, where on earth will you put this new massive base in Japan? Okinawa is out of question, US troops need to downsize in Okinawa, not add 28K new troops to it. So the new US base will have to be located in mainland Japan, so where? Japanese don't want US bases around their towns as much as Okinawans don't, so there is no place to host additional US troops in Japan.

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And vice-versa. In fact, any and every time Abe has been in trouble for political scandal he visits the relatives of abductees and vows to solve the problem. That riles up his base, then when his approval rises a little as a result he goes back to his pet project of changing the constitution (then using NK conveniently again to justify it). And now Japan has no choice but to be the little dog of the US again, and with Trump swearing Kim is a great guy and trusts him more than his own intelligence community, NK of course can keep working on its programs and Japan can do nothing.

That's how you poorly look at it and it's just easy for you to say so. Abe was one of the most hardliners against N.K when/after visiting Pyongyang under Koizumi who was actually about to return 5 abductees back to N.K.

What would you do if you're in his shoes to rescue abductees or to secure the country and the people with heavy manacles a.k.a article 9 against thugs brandishing missiles or atomic bombs over your head? What would you do only with skinny soft body and bare hands against thugs armed with guns and knives to rescue or protect your family?

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