If there’s a nightmare for the xenophobes, it’s a love fest between Pyonyang and Seoul. Because then Koreans are doing it for themselves. And another bunch of Asians may not need the Noble Order of Western Defense Contractors as much as they once did.
That’s what this question is about: keeping defense contractors awake, particularly now that Seoul is helping fix that trade deficit by buying more American military equipment. After all, nothing says “Be Mine,” like millions of dollars of things that kill people dead.
A united Korea could be the best thing for the world at large, at least in the near term. In theory the two governments working together could mean that everyone eases back from taking that lover’s leap into a full out nuclear war. Longer term, questions still loom.
If I was smarter on Korea, here’s where I’d put all those questions.
Since I’m not, let’s wrap up this little Valentine by saying that concerns about a unified Korea feels terribly Orientalist. Like in the awful people way, not in the rugs and furniture way.