I further observe that the media is now widely reporting what I was already observing, which is that the US naval elements, which are always the core of any large-scale US military assault, are now stronger in the Pacific than they are in the Gulf.
“a massive joint naval exercise involving Japan, South Korea and the US was being held this week aimed at countering the threat from North Korean submarines”
Where I was clearly wrong was that I was expecting a feint followed quickly by a hard-hitting surprise attack. It appears, however, that the God-Emperor is going to attempt to negotiate first, while carrying a big stick in his hand. Of course, even with a strong US naval presence in the Sea of Japan, an attack from the north by the Chinese would probably come as a big surprise to the North Koreans.
I tend to agree with Vox a lot more often than not. He has a keen eye for the histrionics and strategic value of moving military assetts. The climate is so contentious, and the microscope is on Trump constantly so we can tend to vacillitate between chest thumping and pants shitting at an alarming rate.
This is a long ride, and yiu can’t get off. Buckle up.