End America’s ‘Strategic Patience’ with North Korea
North Korea has been referred to as “the land of lousy options.” But there are, indeed, options for tackling the North Korean threat. None are without risk. But the bigger risks lay in staying the course. With nuclear-tipped missiles, Kim Jong-un could upend the security order in Asia, which has kept the peace for decades, and directly threaten the U.S. homeland. That’s not a future worth patiently waiting for.