Nuke for a nuke?

Kim Jong Il got his bomb. So now we’re going to start planning nuclear war? Apparently so, according to the Korea Times. Key grafs; scary:

“Gen. B. B. Bell, commander of the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), has been mandated by the top consultative body of the South Korean and U.S. militaries to take charge of drawing up plans on the U.S. provision of improved nuclear capabilities in case of a war on the Korean Peninsula.” Plans include “revising the current ROK-U.S. theater war plan, codenamed OPLAN 5027, in stages to make it include detailed measures for a nuclear war…”

Update: Kim sends his regrets.

Update/2: WaPo’s Walter Pincus reports on a new generation of weapons being built. The Bush plan “would replace the aging Cold War stockpile of about 6,000 warheads with a smaller, more reliable arsenal that would last for decades.” Smaller, more reliable? Sheesh.

kim.jpg SORRY, GUYS

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