The Case for a Preemptive Strike on North Korea


by Capt. James M. Hoover (Ret), ©2017

(Sep. 12, 2017) — I strongly urge readers and our government leadership to consider a preemptive strike on North Korea.

Why should the United States wait and take a first punch? Why the loss of our fellow Americans? Should we take another loss of 2,000 citizens like Pearl Harbor or 3,000 murdered like 9-11?

Kim has the weapon, he has the delivery capability, and he has the intent. The rattlesnake is rattling and the cobra is hissing with his every threat. What else do we need to act?

Megaton bombs can and will destroy much larger segments of our population than conventional bombs dropped at Pearl Harbor and than a few airplanes disguised as missiles striking New York City. Will it take the complete loss of Seattle or Los Angeles to convince us?

The national will has to switch to survival mode and our “peace at all costs” approach to geopolitics had better take a turn toward protecting our own people by putting the “never a fight-picker” mentality to preventing a belt in our gut first.  What is the value of thousands of American lives?


Mr. Hoover is a retired USAF officer and graduate of Professional Military Education courses Squadron Officer School and Air Command & Staff College.

4 Responses to "The Case for a Preemptive Strike on North Korea"

  1. Dave D.   Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:54 AM


  2. Mike Latham   Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    I don’t believe we should take the bait and get dragged into and endless slog with NK. That is exactly what China, Russia, Iran, et al, want us to do; it is in all probability, a deadly trap.

    The US has tremendous leverage over China, with trade and international banking. By squeezing China unmercifully on both fronts, we could bring massive internal disruption within China in very short order. The very last thing China wants is internal strife, and potentially, a Civil War. The US’s financial muscle, may be as determinitive as its military muscle.

    Take it to the bank.

  3. Rick A Hyatt   Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    Told you so! Red China’s long-term strategy involves luring us into another losing Asian war with North Korea!

  4. Gary Wilmott   Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    IMO: That “first strike” is more likely to be a special ops assassination attempt. In other words “Cut off the head of the snake”. Personally I am reasonably optimistic that we will see a reunification of the Korean Peninsula within the next 5 – 7 years provided we have an administration that is pro-active.

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