North Korea Is Becoming a ‘Direct Threat’ to the U.S.

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Or so says Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. But if North Korea is becoming a “direct threat” to the U.S., then certainly it is also becoming a “direct threat” to South Korea since the two countries border each other and the U.S. is thousands of miles away across the Pacific Ocean. Yet, North Korea┬áhas an economy 34 times smaller than South Korea, half the population, a per capita GDP that is fifteen times lower, food shortages, and a crumbling industrial capital stock. I think rather that North Korea is becoming a “direct threat” to the need for┬áthe military-industrial-security complex.

10:17 am on January 11, 2011