In 1953, an armistice was signed to end the fighting of the Korean War. The two nations share a history, ethnicity, and language, but are separated by a heavily patrolled border and two very different governments. The U.S. has accused the North of seeking to build nuclear weapons and has bases in South Korea and Japan. The North has strong relations with China, today the world's other superpower, besides the U.S. Their leader Kim Jong-il's has named his son, Kim Jong-un, as the next ruler. Last Tuesday, North Korea attacked a South Korean island killing four and forcing an evacuation. No further fighting has occurred, but tensions are high and other countries could become involved. The North has one of the world's largest militaries and far exceeds that of South Korea. Read this link for more info or watch the video and then answer the question below.
If North Korea were to attack again, what position should the United States take?
Consider, we are friends and trading partners with South Korea and Japan and are their main military protector.
North Korea has tested nuclear weapons and may be capable of short range attacks.
China is allied with North Korea and assisted them against us in the Korean War.
We are still fighting in Afghanistan (which also borders China) and have troops in Iraq.
Wars are expensive and we have a large budget deficit.
Explain why you believe we should be involved or not and in what way. Remember human lives are at stake in any war, both U.S. soldiers and citizens of other nations, so be considerate in your comments.