I was watching news and the reports on NK and the claims by NK that they have managed to put a warhead on their ICBMS. Which I have reservations about! Putting it on a missle is different than getting it to actually do whats intended.
Then I got a very cold thought. Say the situation gets to the point of actual military action. Regardless of the Propaganda bullshit, the parades and show of force. The N.K. military is antiquated, thus the fervor to have a nuke program. They have a fairly modern artillery force and air defense network but after 1 hour it would be decimated by cruise missiles and drone strikes. The mile wide minefield at the DMZ would be carpet bombed by B52s and would offer little resistance to Allied armor corps in Abrams and Leopards and Challengers. Pyongyang would be encircled within 3 weeks and the remains of the NK hardliners and fanatical military divisions would be low on ammo, and have no means to break the Allied lines.
So what would Kim have left? He will probably have a Nuclear device in tne palace because hes a lunatic. If he detonates he kills himself and all his government and thatsnit game over. But! I fear he will try and get the US. Whats to stop him from sending his ambassador, in a plane to NYC under the guise of a UN peace deal or cease fire. But, loads that plane carrying a diplomatic staff, under diplomatic immunity with a Hydrogen bomb and detonating it in the center of NYC?