Oh, those pesky North Koreans! They just don't understand who the military rulers of the world really are! They had the mistaken notion that when the Japanese occupation was ended by the defeat of Japan at the end of World War II, they would return to being an independent nation as before. What with China just coming to power in Asia, and the North American empire having no other military base on the mainline of Asia in that neighborhood, well, what was the empire to do? Hold on to Korea. And that's what the Korean War was and is about.
No peace treaty has ever been signed with North Korea. Now the Koreans have closed the door to ever being taken into the empire. They got nukes. The message is clear to the United States: Take all our military hardware out of Southeast Asia and come home. Problem solved.
Albany (Sept. 3)