Can you imagine what would happen to them if they had a failed missile launch with a nuclear warhead on board? Even if they could successfully launch a nuclear missile there’s nothing that indicates they could come close to reaching the continental United States. It would be highly risky for them to use a nuclear weapon on countries around them like South Korea because of the potential fallout from radiation especially with the ocean being right there with massive winds.
Then there’s one more important fact. When I served on submarines in the Navy, we had 16 nuclear missiles on board that we could successfully launch. Keep in mind this is just one submarine and the Navy has many. We’d know as soon as they launched a nuclear attack and it would only take one U.S. submarine to blast them into submission in less than 20 minutes. As it stands now, they’d only have the potential to get a couple of missiles off before their missile party was over.
The leadership of North Korea knows all this so there’s no doubt in my mind that before they’d allow Kim Jong-un to authorize launching a nuclear attack, they’d assassinate him first. They might have to do it even sooner than this because he’s destroying their economy to keep up with his military ambitions. But for now, his leadership team will placate him in order to keep their status and not get killed like some of their counterparts have.
The bottom line is that when it comes to North Korea, sleep tight and don’t let the beg bugs bite.