First: didn’t read all the posts.
Second: If NK has the capability to nuke us… then they would have the capability to nuke anyone at any time. With that thought, they should fear to nuke us… for they know the repercussions they would receive from the rest of the nations.
It’s the same reason why we wouldn’t nuke them…
Nuclear weapons are a leverage tool for whole nations. It is terrorists whom we should fear… not a communist nation. I believe that NK’s leadership would only use nukes in an ‘scorched earth’ strategy… sort of like a self destruct plan of action if we were to invade. Think about it. This is a nation where its people are being held hostage… just ask their relatives in the South.