The adult in the room is China and after reading the Washington Post article I am thinking that they may in fact attack US troops.
I am guessing Russia would back China and the U.N would be a non factor thanks to the security council. So we are looking at S. Korea and USA, England + whoever else they can bribe vs China and Russia + N. Korea.
I am thinking that China damn near sees this as a fight for it’s life-I don’t think it will accept America as a neighbor under any conditions and if they don’t keep that regime in tact-that’s what will happen.
So looks like if N. Korea sends that missle in the direction of Guam and Trump strikes N. Korea in anyway and Trump says or it looks like regime change then I am guessing China will start pulling economic strings and giving weapons and aid to the N. Koreans.
I know USA is supposed to be bad ass and all but I don’t think they wanna see Chinese troops in a ground war.
The paper’s comments reflect the 1961 Sino-North Korean Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance, which obliges China to intervene if North Korea is subject to unprovoked aggression — but not necessarily if Pyongyang starts a war.