The US can always do nothing considering its awesome power.
Wiping out a nation or two seems would cause the greatest global shame for
Should America use unimaginable power to subdue a noxious mosquito?
The compulsion to use such power is frightening.
North Korea has no forcing move to play, it does not have a Sente move.(from Go
From: Friam [mailto:friam-boun...@redfish.com] On Behalf Of Owen Densmore
Sent: August-09-17 4:41 PM
To: Complexity Coffee Group
Subject: [FRIAM] What are the scenarios? Game theory?
>From BBC a reasonable summary:
My question is simple: what *are* the alternatives? Is there an interesting
game theoretic analysis?
The toughest part is that South Korea is being held hostage. NK can devastate
SK even if hit with a pre-emptive strike.
As rash as Trump's bluster has been, the real question remains: what is the
reasonable response to NK's threat.
- Preemptive Strike? Likely a loser unless it is so massive as to obliterate
every human in NK. SK would be seriously damaged in the aftermath.
- Wait 'til NK strikes? Again, hardly reasonable.
- Anti-missile defense? Possibly, but you just gotta miss one for apocalypse.
And what do you do if you *do* succeed? SK is still hostage.
- Tit for Tat? Well, only in the bluster game. Our threats will match yours &
Has anyone heard of an interesting strategy?
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