Samford Debate Institute
South Korea NEG
***No North Korea-South Korea War (1nc Front-Line)***
Zero possibility of war on the Korean peninsula:
, June 4, 20
(staff writer, Associated Press)
“SKorea’s Lee sees no possibility of war with north.”
Accessed June 13, 2010 at
South Korea's leader on Saturday ruled out going to war with North Korea
, hours after his government asked the United Nations to
punish the communist nation over the sinking of a warship.
There is absolutely no possibility of a full-scale war on the Korean
" President Lee Myung-bak told a group of businesspeople in Singapore. The meeting was closed to the media, and the
comments were posted by Lee's spokesman, Park Sun-kyu, on the presidential website.
"But occasionally, there has been locally
peace-threatening behavior" from North Korea, Lee said, adding that "we will strongly suppress it."
He did not elaborate.
Weakening the US deterrent versus North Korea risks war:
5/29/2009 (Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies at Temple University).
May 29, 2009.
Accessed April 10, 2010 at http://www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/commentary/data/000130
The best reaction to the DPRK's WMD program is to maintain a high level of deterrence by making sure that the United States has
visible ability to crush North Korea
should Pyongyang choose the path of war. Deterrence worked against far more
dangerous enemies—first and foremost the Soviet Union—and it has worked with North Korea for decades. Nukes and missiles do
not radically alter the equation.
The second task for Japan, the United States, and South Korea, along with China, is to think about
how to manage unification if the regime in Pyongyang collapses, which could be tomorrow or many decades from now.
Despite hostile rhetoric—no war risk—Kim Jong Il is effectively deterred:
, June 11, 20
(senior fellow @ CATO Institute) “Confronting North Korea:
Who’s in charge?”
Accessed June 13, 2010 at
There never would be a good time for instability in North Korea
. The heavily armed regime continues with its nuclear program. It has been
pulling back in its modest economic liberalization of recent years. In April the DPRK apparently sank the Cheonan, a South Korean warship, the
North’s first deadly act of war in more than two decades.
Since then the Republic of Korea has cut economic ties and barred Pyongyang’s ships
from South Korean waters. The North reciprocated by closing, or at least saying that it intended to close, the Kaesong industrial park, in which
ROK companies employ North Korean workers.
Hostile rhetoric has filled the air, but no one really wants war. Although the DPRK has made