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Professor Sir Michael Howard, our wisest strategy guru, said to me yesterday with grim satisfaction: ‘I told you so.’ He was referring to the fact that some months ago he expressed fears that Trump needs a war to divert attention from his bunglings at home. President, having threatened military action in bloodcurdling terms, fails to follow through, it becomes less likely that in future his words will be taken seriously, by Kim Jong-un or anyone else. would have to deploy all of its air power very quickly, to wreck Kim Jong-un’s bombardment capability. for triggering events that created mass slaughter, rather than removing Kim Jong-un, dead or alive.

Who will care about the investigation of the White House’s Russian links if U. aircraft are attacking North Korean nuclear facilities, Seoul is under bombardment and China’s armed forces are on first-degree alert? public opinion has always been uncomfortable about committing ground troops abroad, but much more sympathetic to the use of naval and air power. But if he strikes from the air at North Korea’s nuclear facilities, it is likely its leader will retaliate against the South. The regime would then almost certainly collapse, plunging North Korea into chaos. China’s subsequent actions would be anyone’s guess.

The rhetoric is biblical: North Korea ‘will be met with fire, fury and frankly power like the world has never seen’. President raises the spectre of war with a nuclear-armed tyranny, albeit an almost destitute one, led by a ruler as unpredictable as himself.

Donald Trump sought to win headlines — and succeeded. In South Korea, 10 million people live within range of Kim Jong-un’s heavy guns, and they can scarcely be blamed for being terrified. This seemed cold comfort to the rest of the world: the only certainty being that if North Korea starts hurling shells at its southern neighbour in response to American action, that the 51 million people in South Korea will be able to take refuge underground.

It is unlikely North Korea’s ballistic missiles are yet operational. He concluded that the risk is real, especially given the North Korean threat, and Trump in the White House. But why should the Chinese oblige Washington unless they get something back?

A recent book by Graham Allison, a respected American political scientist, examined whether an armed showdown between China, a rising great power, and the U. He convincingly argues that war can only be avoided if America acknowledges that it will have to give way to China on important and, indeed, painful issues, to get its own way on others. Trump, as a lifelong dealer, should understand that.

In fairness to Trump, no American president could easily coexist with a brutal dictatorship now in possession of weapons of mass destruction, which it constantly threatens to use against America.

If Kim Jong-un proves able to sustain his rule because he is protected by nuclear weapons, as Libya’s Gaddafi and Iraq’s Saddam Hussein were not, the message goes out to the world’s other tyrants that ownership of atomic bombs provides the only reliable insurance against the West.

China has behaved deplorably by refusing to move against its tiny neighbour. Yet if these considerations explain American frustration and, indeed, anger, few even among Washington’s allies believe that they justify a resort to war, without further attempts at diplomacy.

President Xi fears any action could lead to reunification of the Koreas and U. The technical experts believe there is still time for this.

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