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originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: Idreamofme
note how the world is staring at NK while China continues to consolidate it's illegal territorial grab in the South China Sea.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: Idreamofme
Donald Trump likes to win. North Korea is a weak little state, therefore it would be easy to beat in a war. That is about as deeply as Trump has thought about the problem. Unlike Russia, which has given Trump money, and China, which manufactures shoddy Trump merchandise for him, Trump has no use for Korea (North or South) at all. Do the math.
North Korea's population of 25 million is half that of its adversary and neighbor to the south, but that hasn't stopped it amassing a huge army. It has more than 1.2 million active soldiers, and a further 7.7 million in reserve, making North Korea's ground force one of the largest in the world.10 Oct 2015
Last Updated: February, 2017 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has an active nuclear weapons program and tested nuclear explosive devices in 2006, 2009, 2013, and twice in 2016. The DPRK is also capable of enriching uranium and producing weapons-grade plutonium. North Korea deploys short- and medium-range ballistic missiles and successfully launched long-range rockets in 2012 and 2016. North Korea is also believed to possess biological and chemical weapons programs.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Revolution9
Actually UN forces did take north korea... something like 3 million Chinese are what pushed things back to the 39th Parallel.
ETA: I am less than thrilled with the rhetoric... what happened to rest and refit time for the military.
After the first two months of war, South Korean forces were on the point of defeat, forced back to the Pusan Perimeter. In September 1950, an amphibious UN counter-offensive was launched at Inchon, and cut off many North Korean troops. Those who escaped envelopment and capture were rapidly forced back north all the way to the border with China at the Yalu River, or into the mountainous interior. At this point, in October 1950, Chinese forces crossed the Yalu and entered the war. Chinese intervention triggered a retreat of UN forces which continued until mid-1951. After these reversals of fortune, which saw Seoul change hands four times, the last two years of fighting became a war of attrition, with the front line close to the 38th parallel. The war in the air, however, was never a stalemate. North Korea was subject to a massive bombing campaign. Jet fighters confronted each other in air-to-air combat for the first time in history, and Soviet pilots covertly flew in defense of their communist allies. The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when an armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty has been signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war. Periodic clashes, many of which are deadly, continue to the present.