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reply to post by daaskapital
Actually, you're right the more I think about that. You have a really good point. I mean they are really making these if South Korea recovered them. So..why?
Those are cheap enough to make in quantity they could never use high tech ones.....and they're cheap enough to be fully expendable. South Korea could have cheap drones falling on them for awhile, really. The obvious advantage hadn't even occurred to me at first. Some of the same thinking Iran takes on it's systems. Simple, cheap and many of them.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I'd say the numbers matter but only depending on the situation. See if we are the reactionary party with UN support we would have no issues mowing them down with artillery and air superiority, but if we tried to be preemptive we can unleash for fear of international backlash and no support at home. That's why I think the west sits tight on ol NK. I don't claim to be an expert just logical lol.
They've been a corked bottle for over 50 years and those generations of North Koreans who know nothing but the State line of education. That includes Kim being a direct divine descendant from God. Old school. Very old school stuff...and they'd fight like it too. I don't think our military would really know what to do with human wave charges at 10 or 20 to 1 numbers, where they honestly do not care if they survive it or not, as long as those behind them get further before falling.
reply to post by Daedalus
Excuse me? I said I was no expert on North Korea. I did not state that I never researched it.
I said that I am trained to understand socioeconomic development theory that underlies everything that makes up geopolitics.
Frankly I find your racist and xenophobic analysis of North Korea to be very offensive. Are you really going to defend such views on some country and it's people that you know nothing about, aside from what your society thinks of it? Personally I find that as a very aggressive way to view other people, to view them as evil savages that need you to "liberate" them.
And thanks for your tips on how I apparently don't read, so I need to watch documentaries. I guess all those years in university, hanging out with experts and diplomats, earning multiple degrees means jack on a website where "sources" are anything with a URL attached to them.edit on 2-4-2014 by Vovin because: (no reason given)edit on 2-4-2014 by Vovin because: (no reason given)