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originally posted by: Zaphod58
In a fight in the Baltic or Pacific, the US forces would be facing quick defeat. One of the biggest causes is the complete lack of defenses at US bases. There's a single Patriot battery in Germany that would go to Ramstein in the event of a European war. There are 58 Brigade Combat Teams, plus various airbases that have minimal defenses against aircraft and missiles.
Before you start with the "this is just an excuse for more money" this lines up exactly with what I've heard for the last couple of years from my own sources. The Pentagon is largely clueless about cyberwarfare and defending against it, and in many other areas, complacency set in pretty hard. It's going to take a radical change at the Pentagon to fix things.
originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: beetee
In the case of a war starting over NK i 100% believe nuclear and maybe even chemical weapons will be used, and by the US. NK has such a large invasion force as well as the artillery right on the border we would have to use such weapons to stop them. China has already said if ANYONE'S nuclear fallout gets to China's mainland it will be seen as an act of war. They also have recently started to shore up its forces on that border.