posted on May, 15 2012 @ 02:31 PM
Originally posted by concernedcitizen519
It says in that article that there are no U.S. nukes in other Countries other than America...that's false and is pretty much common knowledge. This
article is constructed properly but I'm calling it propaganda. Didn't the U.S. stock South Korea with nukes back in the day? If so, those nukes
probably never left the Country.
When I was an ROTC cadet, back in 93-94 things with Korea got pretty close to going to full war (in fact, Clinton twice had quietly started moving air
forces for that reason). Anyways, we got to discussing the situation with one of our instructors (an artillery officer and our detachment commander).
He flat out stated that most of the artillery batteries in theater (M109 Paladin 155mm) had tactical nuclear shells, and that specific valleys along
the potential North Korean assembly areas/axis of advance just north of the DMZ (and a few South of the DMZ) had already been pretargeted. The yields
were small enough (usually 5-10 kiloton) that if airbursted fallout would be "minimial" and the deep valley's would channel the blast waves across the
axis of attack but not outside the valley, keeping destruction pretty much to the attacking infantry/armor columns. This would only be ordered if
US/SK could not hold the line against the North Koreans from overrunning Souel and had likely already used Chemical or Biological weapons.
Now, he might have been just "theorizing", and we were all MSIs (Freshman/Sophomore Cadets) so no security clearance to hear anything classified, but
there sure had been some thought put into it...........
By the way, I believe by 96' all tactical nuclear shells for 155mm artillery had been withdrawn. My guess is any nuclear weapons still in Korea, (or
as above resent now) would be B-61 aircraft bombs. What countries we keep nukes in is classified, but other then the NATO bases in
Germany/Netherlands, I don't think any actually are based outside of the US. Between Ohio Class subs, aircraft carriers, and stateside bombers we can
get them where we need to if we need to soon enough.
edit on 15-5-2012 by SrWingCommander because: sentance structure