There is one other bad possibility — a technical glitch sets off all out war. Both the US and Russia have come within a whisker of all out nuclear war because of faulty indications that the other side had launched an attack. With a much cruder North Korea there are infinite ways things could go technically very wrong.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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