posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 07:57 PM
Having read the article and having been in the military and looking at history the following can be stated:
Korea peninsula is a land that was divided into 2 separate countries, due to political differences, that created a war for control over the entire
area. The north was backed by the Soviet Union and China, while the south was backed by the USA and other UN/Nato forces. The war that divided this
country was quite cruel and harsh, families torn apart, and forced to fight each other. The war never ended, only halted by an armistice, a ceasing
of hostilities. It was not done by an official peace treaty, and therein lays the main problem. Both countries are always in a state of war in one
form or another.
If you look at history, of most countries, one of the things one will find are that the militaries tend to look at all sorts of scenarios, and draw up
plans, and those being strategies, based off of intelligences at the time on attack possibilities, of different countries. This is nothing new, and
what we should be more surprised is if there were no plans to attack North Korea. Most countries and militaries would have such plans sitting on a
shelf, most of which is classified and it outlines the different ways to attack each country. So yes the USA has attack plans for say Russia or Iran,
along with Great Britain or Italy. These plans are rough drafts and ideas, including ideas on the kinds of counter attack, and responses from
different kinds of attacks that could be launched. It also looks at the military offensive of each country.
Now here is where North Korea is concerned. The first thing is that one would have to look at what countries are known allies of the country, in this
case China and Russia, along with Iran are all allies of North Korea. And in particular the one wild card in this dance between North and South Korea
is the country of China.
Here is the crux. It will boil down to who throws the proverbial first punch. If North Korea, throws the proverbial first punch, and there can be no
shadow of a doubt about such, then China will not intervene, but will give warnings and guidelines on how far the US or any country may go. And it
should be noted that the USA will do well to heed such and go no further than what China is stating. The last time, was during the Korean conflict,
and what China stated was that the US was to go no further than the 38th parallel, the commanding general ignored the warning and then the Chinese
came in on the side of the North Koreans.
China will also try to negotiate for peace, to end hostilities on both sides.
However, the other side of this coin is if the US does a first strike. If the USA does a first strike, it is going to go very badly for the US, as
China will come in on the side of North Korea, giving then aid and supplies, including man power, along with Russia will supply North Korea as well.
And this will not go well for the USA, as they would be fighting 2 large militaries at the same time, and having to deal with more of an aggressive
Chinese naval and air force.
So as one can tell, China is the wild card, that has been working very hard and developing new weapons, and weapon systems. While we are not sure if
any of it will work, but there is a far better way to find out, than engaging in a shooting war.
What most countries want in that area of the world is either a unified Korea, or where North and South Korea are working together and getting along
like good neighbors.