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Russia has been alerted to "make plans" for radiation fallout in its eastern border area......
Originally posted by MasterRegal
Listen, I don't care what anyone on this forum says, the United States will NOT attack North Korea with nuclear weapons in a first strike. The US has sufficient conventional weapons to neutralize North Korea's military capability. This is not to underestimate North Korea's capabilities. Their capabilities are bound by quantity, not quality, and North Korea does not have quality. Yes, their weapons can cause thousands of casualties, but nuclear weapons, even small ones, is not needed in a first strike.
Originally posted by model B
come on gang, think. We have tactical nuke scenarios for just about any country and any situation. For those that are flying off the handle what do y'all think those guys in the Pentagon do all day? No need to get your panties in a wad over over this imo.
For the poster worried about "1/3 of a million US troops in the ROK taking iodine pills" try again. In the 90's when I was stationed there we had approximately 52,000 active duty soldiers in South Korea. Recent agreements are supposed to bring that number much closer to 28000 and change. see www.state.gov...
If Japan is going to take a tactical nuke from the Norks, what do you honestly think will happen? Most of the crap posted here is pure fantasy, worst-case scenarios, and undue pants pissing.
The United States has begun deploying B-2 Stealth Bombers from the mainland USA to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. This would put the nuclear-armed bombers well within striking distance of North Korea.
The photo below was taken today at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, home to the B-2 fleet as two B-2's taxi to the main runway for takeoff.
More details as they become available. . . . . .
19:33 Hrs -- CORRECTION: Article corrected to read "Andersen Air Force Base in Guam" as opposed to inaccurate earlier report of a base on Diego Garcia.