A former U.S. Forces Korea commander says a North Korea collapse could take place sooner than expected. “First off, I believe there will be strong provocations, strong attacks by North Korea that could quickly escalate into a much bigger conflict,” said retired four-star Gen. Walter Sharp, Stars and Stripes reported. “Secondly, there will be instability in North Korea that I believe will lead to the collapse of North Korea much sooner than many of us think.”

Sharp was speaking at a conference held by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare in Hawaii. Sharp told the audience that major changes are ahead, possibly during the tenure of Gen. Vincent Brooks, who was recently appointed to command the U.S. military on the Korean peninsula. READ MORE