Sanctions on North Korea are going to have very little effect since the country is one of the most politically and economically isolated on Earth. The only people that will likely be hurt by the sanctions are the North Korean citizens and we're dealing with a government that doesn't care much for their population. We also do not want to damage our relationship with the Chinese. Cooler heads needs to prevail and sit down to negotiate a peaceful solution to the North Korean threat. The United States needs to talk to the Chinese and even the North Koreans to resolve this conflict.