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originally posted by: stupidusernamehere
What are we realistically going to do if NK shoots down a US aircraft? Does anyone really think we're going to bomb anything in NK when 10-15 million people in Seoul are in the range of conventional artillery?
Let alone the people in Japan which are also inside the range of NK missiles? Regardless of if they have miniaturized their nuclear weapons, which we know they have, they could still just use conventional warheads to decimate Japan.
The US would have to virtually take out all of the NK artillery and ballistic missile installations before they could get a shot off.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: carewemust
Seventh Fleet, who oversees both the Fitzgerald and McCain averages 42 more days a year at sea than other fleets. That results in ships pushing back maintenance and training.
The USS Essex returned to San Diego in 2012, and they wound up performing over 370,000 man days of maintenance to get her back to standards. They had planned on something like 175,000.