As the drum of war beaten for many years is becoming loud and disturbing with it becoming a reality in recent times, caution must be exercised by the parties or nations involved in order to avert calamity that will descend on humanity when the drum finally torn into pieces or shred into many parts and the song of war turned into masacre and unnecessary loss of lifes and properties.
The noise of diplomatic impasse and row that have been in existence for many years between North Korea and the United States of America is gradually reaching a crescendo with the kind of speeches and words that are potent enough to trigger another war between the two countries with the risk of unpalatable humanitarian crises that might end up being the outcome of this war.
It was reported that the President of the United States of America–President Donald .J.Trump boasted that the”US is more powerful than ever before”in his latest warning to North Korea.It was also on record that a white House official added:
“We are not just a superpower.We are now hyperpower.The message is very clear–don’t test this white house,Pyongyang.Dont test Donald.J.Trump”.
Also the online report of the Telegraph on 10th of August 2017 reported James Maths, the US Defense Secretary called on North Korea to:
“cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people”.
In thesame vein, an online report by http://www.independent.co.uk stated that North Korea has responded to President Donald J.Trump by accussing him of acting “senile” while he takes a working vacation in “on the golf link”.
Meanwhile,the commnder of the North’s strategic forces–General Kim Rak-gyom,insulted the US President in response to his threat to unleash “fire and fury” like the world has never seen “against a reclusive state.
In comments made via state media,Mr Kim said:
“Mr. Trump was “extremely getting in the nerves “of his soldiers by making comments showing his “senility again“.
With these waves of arsenals of provocations from the two sides, no clairvoyancy is needed to foresee and understand that war is brewing gradually which might burst on our faces soon with accompany humanitarian crises that will surface as the aftermath effect of the war which is quite imminent.
MILITARY STRENGTH OF NORTH KOREA AGAINST UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
As the currents of threats and counter-threats keeps flowing and pouring in on a daily basis with its frequency surging up without any restraints,the leaders of the two countries are busy fanning the amber of hatred and singing the lyrics of war without any control, there is a need to surf and browse to check the current military standing of the two countries that are embittered against each other–North Korea and United States of America.
According to the information available on http://www.globalfirepower.com,in 2017, the military strength ranking of about 133 countries was considered in the report which was accompanied with their ranking at the end of the report.
United States of America was rated at the first position in the world while North Korea is at 23rd position on the global military strength ranking.
The ranking relied on over 50 factors to determine a nation PowerIndes(PwrIndx) score.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE RANKING.
The consideration for the ranking was based on:
- Ranking does not simply relied on the total number of weapons available to any one country but rather focus on weapon diversity within the number totals to provide a better balance of firepower available.
- Nuclear stockpiles are not taken into account but recognised/suspected nuclear powers receive a bonus.
- Geographical factors,logistical flexibility,natural resources and local industry influence the final ranking.
- Available manpower is a key consideration;nations with large populations tend to rank higher.
- Land Locked nations are not penalized for lack of a navy;navy powers are penalized for lack of diversity in available assets.
- NATO allies receives a slight bonus due to the theoretical sharing of resources.
- Current Political/military leadership is not taken into account.
Since the two countries at a logger-head with each other have access to Nuclear bomb,one could think along the line that the entire world is about to be exposed to the adverse effect of nuclear explosion if care is not taken.
In conclusion,it is pertinent to note that every war and battles always end on the dialogue table.It is better for the two countries to make use of the benefit inherent in the dialogue table to rule their decision and if it is done, this might prevent and protect humanity from being exposed to the bitter pills of destructions that will end up being the reality of the war.
ref:Telegraph online reports