Obama BLINKS: U.S. backing off shows of force against North Korea for fear of what Kim might do

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Obama BLINKS: U.S. backing off shows of force against North Korea for fear of what Kim might do

 

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Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 12:49:01 PM by chessplayer

 

This isn’t merely a failure of nerve, it’s a failure of intelligence and a failure to keep operational secrets.

 

 

 

 

 

The White House had a “playbook,” agreed to by O, Hagel, and John Kerry, on how to rattle its saber at North Korea during the next crisis without rattling it so much that NK would get spooked and do something rash. E.g., first comes some B-52 flights over South Korea, then the B-2s make a cameo, then the F-22s, and so forth.

 

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Problem one: Kim’s gone further in his bellicosity than U.S. analysts expected and now they’re unsure if they know where his personal red line is. Problem two: The deployment of two destroyers last weekend to the Pacific wasn’t part of the “playbook” and wasn’t supposed to be publicized.

 

That was a bona fide strategic move, not a show of muscle-flexing designed for North Korean and international consumption. But then the news leaked and the Navy confirmed it, which turned the deployment into an inadvertent, potentially war-sparking audible.

 

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One screw-up on top of another, so now it’s time to cool things off before someone gets nuked

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to Obama BLINKS: U.S. backing off shows of force against North Korea for fear of what Kim might do

  1. Gunny G says:

    Reblogged this on THE NEW GUNNY G BLOG, ETC. ! and commented:

    GyG

  2. muse1876 says:

    Another Obama failure for the world to see. Iran has been quiet for awhile. They will get antsy next. Obama and all his failures are the laughing stork of the world. No one likes him they just like to see him open mouth and insert foot!

  3. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Obama BLINKS: U.S. backing off shows of force against North Korea for fear of what Kim might do

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