besides the government of KIM, north korea has a lot of people. they have been taught to hate the USA and will be tortured if they say otherwise. too bad, if their government is evil and attacking south korea, japan, or the united states.
you can kiss their "selves" good bye.
the only reason we haven't bombed them into the ground already, is that we believe in respecting life. 98% of the american people believe in christianity. all of the religions, including christianity, have prohibitions against evil acts, with "do not kill life" as the number-one prohibition. it is the first among all of the prohibitions against doing evil acts.
only those with really twisted minds, ignore these and believe they say the exact opposite, and/or even lead people to do evil.
so, here we have two choices: one, we can get a bigger gun, and eradicate north korea completely; and two, we can offer a bigger prayer to overcome the evils in ourselves, so then north korea may not attack us.
that last one would show what we are really made of, because if north korea attacks anyone, it is "the end" for them.
north korea could receive 100-hundred high-yield nuclear bombs the width and breathe of the country, leaving nothing but a greasy spot. then, we would only be left with the need to defend ourselves against two enemies, china and russia. north korea would not exist any more.