When asked on Twitter how he would handle the North Korean crisis, Jocko Willink, a former US Navy SEAL gave an unexpected answer that one expert said just might work.
His proposal didn’t involve any covert special operation strikes, or military moves of any kind. Instead of a bombs, Willink suggested the US drop iPhones.
“Drop 25 million iPhones on them and put satellites over them with free wifi,” tweeted Willink.
While the proposal itself is fantastical and a bit far fetched, Yun Sun, an expert on North Korea at the Stimson Center says the core concept could work.
“Kim Jong Un understands that as soon as society is open and North Korean people realise what they’re missing, Kim’s regime is unsustainable, and it’s going to be overthrown,” Sun told Business Insider.
Meanwhile, The United Nations has imposed a fresh round of sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test.
The measures restrict oil imports and ban textile exports – an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programs.