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And then perhaps one thing to fly over friendly skies, a little more intense training flying near un friendly skies.
reply to post by tinner07
There is a point, I believe, where a match-up becomes so totally absurd for one side being overwhelming to the other? Demonstrations like this may show more about the insecurities suffered by the leader of the demonstration nation ...more than the one being demonstrated to.
We can literally nuke life off Earth...several times over...and with the Russian weapons added? A couple dozen times over...if dispersed for that purpose, anyway. No one has any question what we have, what we can do or what time frame would be involved for flight time from Whiteman AFB to Pyonyang, or Guam to Pyongyang. He can probably table top his own life expectancy in different scenarios to the minute.
Why push? What is gained?
This is actually pretty pathetic.
Only an arrogant and stupid government would think they could diffuse tensions in a region by intentionally adding more firepower to a military drill in order to force a hostile state into obedience.
This plan will not work against North Korea.
If the USA wants to negotiate with North Korea, they should actually make some proper attempts at diplomacy. You know, try to talk to the North Korean government by seeking to establish basic relations. Right now, the USA is withholding diplomacy based on unrealistic expectations. North Korea will not relinquish its nuclear weapons, as they are a safeguard. The USA should accept that, and attempt to negotiate with the North Koreans anyway.
I understand that establishing relations with North Korea would be a tough deal, but any attempts at discussion is better than no attempts at all.