The US cannot win any form of non nuclear battle with North Korea. This is not contestable. Many of the Older Command level Officers who have retired and no longer have the Sword of Damocles hanging over their heads, have spoken out in clear unmistakable terms of the folly of the Military Activities in the Middle East.
Despite Pete Pace's rosey description of current activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, this war cannot be won, and is likely to go on for years.
To the amazement, many, especially the Bush Regime, continue to speak of a civil war as if a future even, rather than one occurring at this very moment.
Further, since only a ceasefire was signed between the US/South Korea and the DPRK, a technical state of war still exists.
The method of waging war has changed. Bush is planning to start many "Bushwars." Small wars in countries that have oil and other natural resources required by the US.
The DPRK in the opinion of trusted minds, has yet to acquire delivery systems capable of reaching the lower forty eight contiguous states.
However, if attacked by the US, in addition to allowing Japan another round of being at the wrong end of a nuclear war, there are many other small countries the DPRK would have little or no compunction about launching on.
Further, there would be very little to stop Mainland China from jumping in the fray on the side of the DPRK.
Then America could not only endure the continuous embarrassment of being "whipped" economically as is presently the case, but then, militarily.
I still find it beyond comprehension that American's are being led to a possible nuclear conflict which they may not win, or if they do, at such a cost to the US as to cause all the horrors described by the best Scientific Minds on the aftermath of a Nuclear Exchange.
Since the Bush Crime Family opened shop in the US Capitol, there have been countless of these barbs hurled at countries who have engaged in no behavior requiring this preschool name calling.
Now, these sorts of malfeasance are well established in the US. But, since the US has no trustworthy assets in the DPRK, then such nonsense serves no purpose but to inflame.