reply to post by trollz
Originally posted by trollz
Originally posted by Adaluncatif
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by Rodinus
North Korea could have fuel for 48 nuclear weapons by 2015 North Korea will have been able to build as many as 48 nuclear weapons by 2015 unless
the international community is able to make sanctions already imposed on the regime work.
North Korea continues to boast that it has the capabilities to reach America. Why boast? What good does it do?
So they have the ability to kill people, in mass amounts? Bravo North Korea.
It's called deterrence. The US wouldn't think to orchestrate regime change in North Korea unless they want to lose Washington, New York, Chicago,
Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cincinnati, etc.
Deterrence? Not really, I'm sure the US military could easily pound them to oblivion before they even had an opportunity to react. IF North Korea
launched missiles at us it'd be THEIR end, not ours.
True. But remember its the US that is saying it is this reason precisely why that they are engaged in disarming the DPRK leadership. "They could
potentially hit the Western United States" is the argument used by the Americans for pursuing a leadership change in NK and to counter Chinese
The Chinese are aware that control of the Northern peninsula means access to China, the Chinese obviously, will not let this happen.
Besides if they really are led by a crazy zealot in Kim Jong-un he could always use short range missiles or a manual detonation and wipe out the
entire peninsula before the US have a chance to react. Killing many US marines stationed in South Korea and ensuring M.A.D. or mutually assured
destruction... Oh and starting a new WW.
A bleak, last resort stand but its like if Hitler achieved the nuke in WW2 (which he was very close, they did build the worlds first reactor) would
Hitler have used it on the Allies encroaching on Berlin as a last resort and last stand?
I think if he had the means to do so, he might've. Glad he did not but that is the entire point of using nuclear weapons as a deterrence.
If Hitler had them pre- D-Day there would've been less likely an allied invasion based on the premise that Hitler had a nuke. The allies would've
completely postponed the invasion or thought of a new approach. Having nukes, especially short range the most rudimentary launch capability, can alter
the geopolitical and military game in a theater of war in the flash of an instant.
My by how the slightest change in events, the entire course of world history can be influenced. Incredible.
The main reason DPRK uses them as they do, is because of a nuclear deterrence, counter invasion strategy.
You're right, saying if they use them they will be pounded by US forces. Which is why I doubt they ever will use it. Remember though, half the game
in this arena is sabre rattling and threats. Its been going on before I was born and will probably continue after I'm gone.
The looming threat of brutal force is sometimes worse than the use of force or at least makes it worse. It keeps the enemy guessing as to its true
intentions and makes them come up with more creative ways to undermine the nuclear strategies of target countries (like Iran and the whole Stuxnet,
Its the only thing that keeps the military in control of NK. I believe so anyway