reply to post by SirDrinksalot
Yea right. Those tactics went well for the US in Afghanistan where there is similar terrain. Hell, Afghanistan just has bad guys running around with
AK47s. They still fought the mighty US to a standstill.
If you had even bothered to read the info provided you may find just a few surprises in NKs air force. But that would take an effort.
You are out of your element and are grasping at straws and are starting to sound ridiculous.
The Taliban did not bring the US to a standstill. The Afghan forces are now strong enough to protect the Capital. They just held elections, even
after homicide attacks by those cowards defiling a religion.
Had it not been for China the Korean Peninsula would be united right now under Seoul. Should war resume I don't see china coming to North Korea's
aid. The bulk of Chinese action would most likely be dealing with the influx of north Koreans trying to flee the destruction the North's government
inflicted upon them.
The doctrine of quantity over quality has been proven to be a failure, even more so when that doctrine is applied against a nation who is 50 years out
of touch. A million men under arms is nothing to shake a stick at, however, when those men are placed up against an enemy they cannot see to shoot it
becomes problematic. Those men are no longer an effective fighting force when they are taking casualties without inflicting any of their own.
Next up is terrain and maneuver warfare. While the country is mountainous those obstacle can be overcome with the right technology. Specifically
helicopters / Ospreys, which the North does not have (Ospreys). Any air element they have will be suppressed by allied air cover.
Which brings us back to the crux of the problem with North Korea. Their mindset / military doctrine is based solely on ground troops. The amount of
artillery alone reaffirms that doctrine. In a ground war on equal footing the North might be able to pull off some victories. In a ground war with
N. Korea, who is behind the times, and the South / US / Japan, who are at the cutting edge of technology / doctrine, North Korea will not win -
They know this... which brings us back to their nuclear weapons program and what they consider an "I win" button. The program is not a deterrent, its
an insurance policy where if the North continues the war, they are going to guarantee the utmost destruction as they are brought down.
Kim Joke Un has the same insurance policy Hitler did at the end of WWII. The North Korean people, should they not repel the S. Korean / US / Japan /
UN Command, then the mindset will be the north Korean people will get what they deserve for not giving it all to protect the dear leader. I would
actually go so far as to say north Korea would have no issues using nuclear weapons on their own soil.
When a nation state, who by all accounts is stuck with 1950's tech levels, is pursuing a nuclear program that is by all accounts 50 years ahead of
them, is telling. they are dreaming the impossible dream and are willing to pour all available resources into that program.
Logic would dictate a nation like that would pour money / resources into their conventional military forces. They are not doing that...
That action alone telegraphs their mindset and goals while betraying the image that they are invincible. It also reaffirms the intelligence where the
North will use nuclear weapons because they know full well they would not win a solely conventional war.
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