This is coolbert:
CoA = Course of Action.
"ponder - - To think about (something) with thoroughness and care. - - To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care."
From Sputnik and thanks to the tip from Jeff:.
"Japan Reportedly Mulls Over Four Possible Scenarios of War on Korean Peninsula"
"Tokyo believes war is possible between North and South Korea, and that the possibility exists that Washington will launch a preemptive strike on Pyongyang, according to Japan's Kyodo News Agency."
. . . .
"In addition, Kyodo reports, the Japanese government is pondering four possible scenarios for launching military operations on the Korean Peninsula."
"These include * hostilities between the armed forces of North Korea and South Korea, * the US' preemptive strike on the DPRK, * a South Korean invasion of the DPRK and * a North Korean missile strike on Japan."
A REGIONAL WAR WITH A DANGER OF WORLD-WIDE CONSEQUENCES OF MIND-BOGGLING PROPORTIONS, CATASTROPHIC!!