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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Of course what I would like is to take out just Kim Jong Il, his whole family and his generals... but this is impossible to do.
So the only way to do that is to do a surprise first strike against the capital...
Or let North Koreans civilians be in slavery and hunger forever while their crazy leadership develop more and more nukes.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by oozyism
We only have a little over 10% of our forces deployed.
10% of volunteer forces. We still have a massive pool(even illegal aliens and resident aliens are not exempt) to conscript from in the event of a major conflict.
In World War 2 we fielded over 16 million troops. We currently have over 100 million citzens and foreigners that could be conscripted.
Originally posted by GoalPoster
Don't know if this has been posted yet, but it sounds like escalation to me . . .
Ratchetting it up . . .
to strike North Korea's missile base around its coastline artillery positions if it shows signs of additional provocation, his spokeswoman said.
publication which will help enlighten you.
North Korea said its wealthy neighbour started the fight.
"Despite our repeated warnings, South Korea fired dozens of shells from 1 p.m. ... and we've taken strong military action immediately," its KCNA news agency said in a brief statement.
South Korea has been conducting military exercises this week but it was not clear whether there had been any drills near the island that could have triggered the incident.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the latest rise in tension represented a "colossal danger".
China, the impoverished North's only powerful ally, was careful to avoid taking sides, calling on both Koreas to "do more to contribute to peace".
Originally posted by HattoriHanzou
reply to post by phatpackage
What can they do? Just charge?
Please read the North Korea Area Handbook www.fas.org... as it will help enlighten you as to why this is a classic Mexican standoff. If you don't want to read the whole thing, read the executive summary. If you don't even want to do that, listen to what I have to say here:
North Korea will destroy Seoul if it is attacked with any great force. North Korea has underground facilities which can produce tanks, aircraft, and munitions. It would be a very very difficult gamble to attack them, even if we discount China's reaction.
The American military is too stretched.
Originally posted by Feltrick
Nothing to see here, folks. Please stand down from all of the nuke talk. Ain't gonna happen. This was nothing more than NK letting the world know that they are still here. It's also how NK gets food supplies delivered and other essentials.
By doing it this way, NK leaders save face since it's the westerners who will start the talks and not them. Have a great day and a wonderful Thanksgiving for those in the US. Armeggedon will be delayed.