North Korea has around 70 submarines, and except for a couple that may be off the California coast right now, they are all in one area, North Korean
waters. It would be nearly impossible to sink them all before they sunk any local US carriers.
So give me your best Tom Clancy wargame scenario.
How long would a carrier stay afloat in North Korean waters if war broke out?
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The vast majority of North Korean subs can't leave coastal waters. They can't get out to where the carriers are. They may still have some old Soviet
boats, but they're barely post WWII designs and are fairly noisy for a diesel boat.
North Korea sinks the aircraft carrier in about 2 minutes 20 seconds, Trump decides he made a mistake, offers Kim un and apology and sends all u.s.
forces home from South Korea, N Korea waters, Syria, and everywhere else in the middle East. He then quits arming Isis fighters, Trump and Putin
make-out on their first official date at the fanciest restaurant in China, then trump steps down as president.
Kim-Jong Un is named Times Magazine "Man of the Year".
Hillary Clinton gets elected since Trump stepped down.
Hillary Clinton nukes Syria, N Korea, Russia and Iran all at the same time.
Times Magazine replaces KimUn with Hillary Clinton as "Man of the Year".
Are they allowed to do maintenance? Because if they are allowed to do maintenance, it's going to stay afloat for about 20-25 years until it needs to
NK submarines ARE a grave risk to navy personnel...North Korean personnel. They are tragic, pitiful contraptions barely better than the latest
Colombian drug-lord's Cocaine Mule are and only designed to operate within sight of land.
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Not sure we would ever need to go into North Korean waters as our aircraft have enough range to make strikes from a very long ways and with air
refueling even further. Pretty sure those subs would be easy to find as their signatures would be very loud in comparison to the more modern equipment
others possess. Not really an issue and with enough sub hunting helicopters and other aircraft they would all be found and eventually destroyed.
An aircraft carrier doesn't travel alone. It will be escorted by submarines, destroyers with anti-submarine capabilities (helicopters with depth
charges, gravitometric meters, magnetometers, accoustic microphones). Once a submarine discloses it's presence by attacking other vessels, it's toast.
Even simply by being there, it's going to be heard just through the swishing of water.
1. China has said it will attack Korea if provoked by the Korean nukes.
2. Russia has amassed tanks on the N. Korea border.
3. The US has at least one Carrier Strike Group in the area and another not all that far away.
Seems to me the world's super powers have had about enough of North Korea.
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