American Victory in Vietnam by John Pike, 21 Sep -- "The extent of the American victory in Vietnam was not apparent at the time. American strategic objectives in Vietnam were complex, and evolved over time as leaders in Washington came and went and as the situation on the ground matured. ..."
totally destroy North Korea by John Pike, 20 Sep -- "the underlying question is how to deter the DPRK
bouncing the rubble might be a bad idea, since
Japan is down wind, & the ROK is hoping to gain
resources from re-unification, rather than seeing
the entire DPRK turned into a burn hospital
in the Cold War, the logic of deterrence was to
"place at risk that which they hold dear"
eventually that led to "counter recovery" targeting
and trying to destroy leadership bunkers
what deters the DPRK?
probably leadership sites is a good start
does anyone have an inventory of such sites
we had a fair idea on this front for Saddam