DPRK, ROK Mutually Assured Destruction

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                             Personally, if there was another way I would take it however slim. If
dialog and economic aid will not dissuade the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK,
or North Korea) from developing, testing and deploying missiles and chemical, biological and
chemical weapons, then another approach is needed. If economic sanctions will not work because
China and Russia do not want them to work, then another approach is needed. The only approach
I see left is what is called Mutually Assured Destruction, or MAD. What it means is that all sides
have nuclear weapons and this prevents any one side from having an advantage to threaten and
blackmail the other. This is what happened between the United States and the former Soviet Union. 
Both had nuclear weapons and neither could threaten each other without letting loose their
nuclear arsenals for it would have spelled total annihilation. The United States should install nuclear
missiles and related weaponry in both the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) and in Japan.
This would prevent the DPRK from being able to threaten Japan and the ROK, and ultimately the
United States. At the same time, the United States should help both Japan and the ROK help
develop their own nuclear arsenals and deploy more advanced missiles systems to counter the
DPRK threat. U.S. nuclear missiles being deployed on the Korean peninsula would only be
temporary in an attempt to protect the ROK and Japan until they build and deploy their own
nuclear weapons. This way any threat from the DPRK will be neutralized, and there will be a
balance of nuclear weapons. For decades, this has been the policy of the United States with
Japan, and with the Korean peninsula—make sure that the DPRK has no tactical superiority
to attack the ROK, Japan or the United States. Nuclear weapons may have been the exception, but 
now it does not look like this exception can stay any longer. Perhaps if there is a balance of
nuclear weaponry, then the DPRK might come to the negotiating table.