A 'bloody nose' signaling attack against North Korea would be a mistake

Washington Post Op-ed:
A ‘bloody nose’ attack on North Korea is not happening anytime soon
In my study of military history, I find signaling attacks usually fail and are counter-productive.  Democrats fought the Vietnam war with mainly signaling attack rather than taking decisive action to defeat the enemy.  Contrast that with Desert Storm where overwhelming force quickly achieved the objective.

When it comes to messaging strike, a "bloody nose" attack is meant to convey seriousness, but it does teh opposite because if you were serious you would use overwhelming force.

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