What if H.R. McMaster is right about North Korea? The national-security adviser is one of the biggest hawks in the Trump administration. CIA boss Mike Pompeo gives latest indication Trump may consider preemptive strike on North Korea. It’s time to bomb North Korea: Destroying Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal is still in America’s national interest. The US military is preparing for a possible war against North Korea — but there’s an active diplomacy campaign right now to ensure it doesn’t happen. The North Korea deal: Why diplomacy is still the best option. How the U.S. and North Korea could stumble into World War III.

Want to strike North Korea? It’s not going to go the way you think. Abraham M. Denmark on the myth of the limited strike on North Korea: Any U.S. attack would risk a war. Victor Cha: Giving North Korea a “bloody nose” carries a huge risk to Americans. Disagreement on North Korea policy derails White House choice for ambassador to South Korea. Don’t the South Koreans get a vote on war with the North? Why China won’t rescue North Korea: Oriana Skylar Mastro on what to expect if things fall apart. North Korea is not building nuclear weapons to destroy the US or unify Korea — the real reasons are much more surprising.

A new Korean war would kill more U.S. military personnel than you might think. Matthew Walther on Trump’s glib complacency about nuclear war — and ours. Nuclear war won’t hit suburbs, conservative magazine assures readers. How they learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (to spite the libs).

Hawaii’s missile false alarm spurs worries about US-North Korea war. Thread: “You need to know the story of KAL-007, a Korean airliner shot down in 1983, to understand why those 38 minutes in Hawaii put the whole world in danger”.