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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Options for Removing Kim Jong Un - WSJ

Options for Removing Kim Jong Un - WSJ
"North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, detonating a bomb 10 times more powerful than its last test a year ago. 
The South Korean government says Pyongyang is also preparing its third test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. 
The tests underscore how much U.S. intelligence has underestimated the North’s nuclear progress, which will soon make American cities vulnerable to attack.
Image result for korea nukesThe standard refrain of foreign-policy experts is that the world has no good options other than war or acquiescence. 
The policy default, repeated by the Trump Administration, is pleading with China to coerce North Korea into giving up its nuclear program, despite evidence that Chinese leaders don’t want to help and Kim Jong Un may not take their orders.
A military strike has to be a last resort because it might lead to a larger war that could kill tens of thousands in South Korea and Japan, including U.S. troops. 
But the U.S. does have other options. 
Washington can put severe pressure on North Korea and the Kim Jong Un regime. 
To understand how, take the standard tool kit of statecraft, sometimes summed up by the acronym Dimefil: diplomatic, information, military, economic, finance, intelligence and law enforcement.
Diplomatic. The U.S. can put far more pressure on countries to cut or restrict ties with North Korea. While the regime preaches an ideology of self-reliance, it needs international ties to raise hard currency and source the raw materials and technology it needs..."
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Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY Pipe Freezing Kit

icemeltDIY Pipe Freezing Kit:

"Have you ever needed to freeze a water pipe to do a quick plumbing job without shutting off all the water?

It’s actually a fairly common practice for contractors, except they use a rather expensive tool to do it.

As it turns out, there’s actually a fairly cheap and easy DIY solution you can do with minimal supplies or experience."