Sanctions on North Korea have been tried, and failed. Serious negotiations seem like a pipedream. And any military strike would almost surely bring mass devastation and horrific civilian casualties.


File photo shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency reported on Aug. 9, 2017, that North Korea is contemplating launching a missile strike against the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

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