After World War II split Korea in half, South Korea was backed by the United States, while North Korea allied with the Soviet Union. Since that time, both Japan and South Korea have alleged acts of aggression by North Korea. The United Nations says the country is guilty of many human rights abuses. Visitors have been detained for alleged spying, and the North Koreans themselves have killed some of their leaders. Following their most recent nuclear test, we know they may have the capability of sending an intercontinental missile to the United States.

What should our response to this country be? No country should have the right to determine whether another country can protect its people. But if the country acts irresponsibly, then action could and should be taken.