Originally posted by justinxc
Very interesting stats, and again I had no idea it was that much more than the "axis of evil" . What tactics do you all think the U.S. will use
against NK, Iran and Syria? Is the airforce enough to decimate thier armies? Again I agree the U.S. will not be occupying these places (if they can
By the way, I think we will evetually be drug into a conflict outside of Iraq very soon. Rhetoric is very simillar to build up to Iraq war. Just
hope there isnt a draft.
It depends what the objectives are. The US military can "take" Iran and Syrias militaries without ground troops. We can decimate thm from the air
and leave their conventional forces useless.
The problem is what to do after that.
If I were in charge, I would get Iranians to fight for us. Believe it or not, the majority of their youth wants change. They are actually quite
"western" despite their current rulers.
North Korea is a completely different beast.
First of all, they are a nuclear power. That right there presents tons of problems.
Second, they have THOUSANDS of artillary pieces pointed south at Seoul (spl?). I have seen estimates of a million South Koreans dead from bombardment
in the first hour alone. This puts tremendous pressure on the US because we would be responsable for so many of our allies losses.
Third, their country is entirely brainwashed. They are not allowed to see anthing outside their own country, and are very loyal to ol' Kim.
Lastly, they have a VERY large standing army - something over a million foot soldiers. That is a lot of man power.
IMO, the best strategy for North Korea is to assasinate Kim covertly - from the inside. Thaking out his familly would be needed as well, as he has
hiers to his thrown of power.
After this, we would need a plan in place to have South Korea take over for them. One thing that we would have in ourr favor here as opposed to in the
Middle East is that North Koreans do not have a religious hate towards America - only loyalty to their country. Thus, if it was South Korea handling
things on the ground, the resistance would be much less - especially when they began to learn what the real world was like without big brother.
Over all though, our military is not underestimated - every country knows who their dady is. If it came to war with anyone, we would take the other
country behind the woodshed and have our way with them. No one has the combination of technology, funding, manpower, training and combat experience
that we bring to the table.