Orange Cola said...
Classic wars have died a death, dark politics is becoming far more powerful. Mali and Libya have been good examples, instead of marching in and taking over the place, simply giving a helping hand to the right people has caused a far better outcome with even better politic advantages for the nations that gave the relatively small military aid.
If anyone invades North Korea then they've bought themselves a massive problem. Until they start pointing nukes at people no one will want to touch them and NK's know that. I bet the North Koreans would welcome an invasion with open arms though.
All that 'dark politics' stuff has been going on forever though, I don't think it's any more now than before. Push for a coup here, encourage an uprising there, it's all well and good. The problem with that method is that you often end up with the new people you get into power being just as bad as the ones they overthrew!
I suspect we may be surprised with how many North Koreans do not welcome a change, AFAIK they have been quite well brainwashed by the state media.