In this April 15, 2017, photo, soldiers goose-step across Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, during a parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. The message of the parade is clear: North Korea is, or is near to being, able to launch a pre-emptive strike against a regional target. It is preparing to withstand a retaliatory follow-up attack if it does, and it is building the arsenal it needs to then launch a second wave of strikes, this time at the U.S. mainland. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
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US General to Congress: US Would Struggle to Win War Against North Korea

The U.S. since Vietnam has grown famous for underestimating the difficulties and dangers of the wars it wages or sponsors. As in Iraq and Syria, a retired general now warns that a U.S. war on North Korea would not be quick or easy, and in fact would set off — at minimum — an enormous casualty and refugee crisis.