Saturday, April 13, 2013

Should You Worry About North Korea

Should you worry about North Korea? Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says North Korea represents a real and clear danger to US allies and a threat to the United States territory of Guam, the State of Hawaii, and the nation's west coast. Also a new assessment by the Pentagon’s intelligence arm has concluded for the first time, with “moderate confidence,” that North Korea has learned how to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be delivered by a ballistic missile. So should you be worried? Probably a little bit.

Its unlikely North Korea wants war. But all this sabre rattling could lead to a mistake or miscalculation that could have serious consequences. It only takes one trigger happy soldier to start a fight. So we all need to keep an eye on this situation and if you live in range of North Korea's missiles you need to have a plan. And for the rest of us who don't live in range of North Korea's missiles we still could feel the effects of a war in Korea. The world economy is fragile. A war could hurt our economic recovery. Radiation from a blast in Korea would spread around the World in a few days and no amount of radiation is good for you.

So keep an eye on the news and have a plan.


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