posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 02:21 AM
The US doesn't want to resume the war with North Korea, because it would take weeks to build up the forces for the way we fight, and our supply lines
would be huge. We'd also most likely end up having to fly fighters in from either Japan or Okinawa, which would severely limit their ability to stay
in the area and protect ground forces. All of our resources would be tied up in resupply, heading to North Korea, and it would have to be
I was in on an exercise for if war started up in Korea again, and it was insane. They were going to essentially shut down Honolulu International
Airport, and use taxiways Bravo, Reef Bravo, Reef Echo, runways 4L and 4R just for fighter parking, and would have a continuous rotation of tankers
flying to almost the halfway point and back to get fighters to Hawaii. From there, we would be able to take them in groups of 6 per KC-10 and 4-6 per
KC-135R depending on how much fuel they'd let the R models offload. Almost every tanker in the inventory would be involved just in getting the
fighters to Korea. We'd have to have several dozen minimum in theater just to support around the clock air operations. Subtract a couple dozen more
to support the bombers flying from the mainland to hit targets, and recovering in Guam, as well as the C-5s and C-17s constantly going back and forth.
A C-5 going non-stop California to Japan, over Hawaii needed 6 KC-135R models out of Hickam to make it. At least four would offload, and depending
on winds, one to two of the others would be needed. If any couldn't offload, they would have to land on either Guam, or at Hickam because they
couldn't make it.