The S Korean Military is trying to box in the President politically to commit to some sort of retaliation which would satisfy the generals. The President is thinking about the risk and is avoiding language that firmly places blame. Tug-O-War. We'll see what happens. I still think that S Korea won't do much more beyond harsh language and referal to the UNSC. Would not surprise me however if a small naval clash or two break out over the next year or two.
The right thing to do is to take the initiative away and gain advantage yourself. Advantage in this case doesn't mean having the best military. This problem goes beyond military considerations and has geopolitical consequences. I don't know what the answers are in this case. I don't think anybody does. I do know the desired end state and it's based on that that we have to find the path to get there.
According to the official, investigators also found three to four pieces of metal near the site of the wreck, and analysis showed the fragments were an alloy of aluminum and magnesium, which is used in torpedo casings.
Investigators are trying to determine whether the alloy was made in Germany, China or Russia.
"It's possible that North Korea may have used a German torpedo to disguise its attack, knowing that South Korea uses German torpedoes," the official said.
Perhaps as I had guesstimated earlier the Iranians purchased foreign torpedo technology on the black market and shared this with Dear Leader's bathtub navy. If EU-Iranian pathway then other connections may be divulged that could prove helpful in the future.
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