posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 06:35 PM
This is more a show of desperation and an admission from the DPRK that is stands no chance to deny the US or ROK from gaining air superiority to
conduct air operations. If such locations are numerous, tightly grouped and are actually kept secret until hostilities commence, then they may provide
some temporary counter air and air to ground capability. However if there are just a few said installations and their locations known then they can be
quickly taken care of. Targeting the outside facilities (features) and using several massive ground penetrating bombs in consecutive waves each
hitting the same point will pretty much not only destroy the entrance and all opening to the site, but also reach deep into the structure itself. Even
if we cannot plot the location of each site, which is highly unlikely given their immense footprint and inherent design, we still have enough ISR
assets to constantly monitor DPRK territory and quickly identify each emerging target during the very early stages of hostility. Following that there
will be an immediate attack upon such targets as they appear via aircraft, ground and or and ship launched missiles. Without a sufficient air defense
network, and capable offensive air arm the North Koreans are building essentially a very expensive bombing target for the allies.
Even their few aircraft, which might survive and make it to the air from one or two complexes not taken out by the allies in advance, would be quickly
shot down by loitering ally fighters before they even reach ROK airspace and territory. Our air to air and air to ground capabilities far surpass that
of the DPRK, in virtually every category, it would be a turkey shoot. Their current air defense network (system) is dated, not layered nor numerous or
mobile enough. It would quickly be overwhelmed and destroyed by a coordinated ally SEAD/DEAD/EW/LO package.
North Korea's best bet has always been to have hundreds if not thousands of concealed and mobile artillery and short range missile units. They would
be fired en mass in fast repeating waves of attack upon South Korean cities to cause as much collateral damage and casualties as possible. Then to use
their outdated, but rather large, ground force in an all out assault on the border to bog down the ally units defending the area. Ultimately both
attempts will fail as the allies are too superior for North Korea to win. However they still can prolong the conflict and inflict heavy casualties and
damage upon the South, both in terms of infrastructure, civilian lives, and military losses. North Korea's Navy and Air Force have always never stood
a chance should hostilities break out.
[edit on 28-4-2008 by WestPoint23]