posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 12:00 PM
NK has acquired the technology needed to send missiles to the US mainland. This is fact. However, whether or not they would reach the mainland depends
on a couple of factors. First, the number of ballistic missiles they launch, and the speed of the ballistic missiles. This is because the US has the
most sophisticated MDS system in the world, but it is not perfect. I am confident that the US can intercept any ballistic missiles that NK possess,
simply because they should not have the types of missiles with sufficient velocity to counteract the interceptor missiles.
Missiles of this nature do exist, and I know China has some, but I have heard nothing about NK procuring any, but this does not mean they didn't.
But if they did, I doubt they would have enough to cause significant damage before US and SK retaliation shut down their launch sites. Anyway, the US
MDS is only capable of intercepting a couple of dozen missiles. So if they had the capabilities to launch a large number of powerful missiles, some of
them are going to hit the US. What the US is counting on in a situation like that is a quick response time. Once the missiles are airborne, there is
time to mobilize bombers and fighters, and by the time any of the missiles hit the US mainland, these fighters and bombers will be over NK skies.
If the US utilizes their more sophisticated fighters and bombers, along with anything else like ground troops, even though NK has a plethora of AA
technology they've acquired, not that many aircraft will be lost before the installations are destroyed, along with the isolated AA positions. And
then there is the fact that the US will launch a plethora of missiles from SK, which NK does not have the technology to stop. Since the distance is so
much less than from the US to NK, I do not even think ballistic missiles will be necessary. The first targets the US will fire upon are the
installations that are conducting offensive actions. And we probably know where the majority of these are located, even the underground locations.
So knowing what I know just about declassified systems possessed by the US, I am not too worried. The missile and air war will be no problem, but it
may get more complicated. If a ground invasion is undertaken into SK, things are going to be drawn out. And, if any other countries come to the aid of
NK, things will be much worse. Russia, China, Iran, or any other country who really hates the US could possibly join forces with NK. They would likely
not do it on their own, but since it is happening, they will see this as an opportunity. If they were smart they would wait until the US had committed
much of their forces and capabilities in the Korean region, and then launch a strike on the US mainland.
The last thing I wanted to mention is that the US still has much classified technology dealing with satellite and missile systems, especially where
the defense shield is concerned. So we really have no clue what the true capabilities are, and they usually are much better, or they are in this case.
This is because Bush initiated a MDS plan when in office, and this was continued by Obama. Details of which have not really been forthcoming, which is
obviously for the best. You do not want enemy nations to know what you are capable of defending against, as it makes their chance of success much
greater, since they could plan for so many types of missiles to fail to reach their targets.