Korea : Status of United States Forces and Early Signs of Changes

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posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 11:34 PM
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You know what.. North and South Korea will destroy themselves before they'll come at the US.

Or is that what they WANT us to believe? hmm..
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by salainen

Originally posted by ussoldier
I couldnt agree more with you and cavtrooper7 and everyone I know thinks the same. Dont get me wrong any military should always try to keep civilian casualties to a minimum but are ROE severely limits us - React to Action. This is one of many true events of us being restrained from doing our jobs.


Obviously we don't need to do anything with North Korea though, they're all talk, USA does not need to start a full on war over some words. When a country possesses nuclear weapons (USA), they should only use force to defend, and you only need to defend when under attack. Imagine the casualties if USA actually used full force, hydrogen bombs etc. We don't want that. If ROE limits the USA, good.


I like how you quoted a small part of my post to fit your agenda, you would make a good politician. Anyway you took my words out of context. I wasnt referring to North Korea. I agree we need to chill on North Korea unless they pose a imminent threat to us or any other country.

I was talking about our ROE in Iraq and Afghanistan where even if the enemy has us in his sights we cant do nothing until its to late, but I wouldnt expect someone that has never risked anything to understand what it feels like to have a RPG pointed at you and not allowed to stop it or watch a RKG3 be thrown killing a brother knowing I could have stopped it/ I should have stopped it.

Im at the point I could care less about about being banned here and go the F off on you anti USA, make love not war, hug a kitten douchbags. Im Sorry the world isnt a pretty rainbow of love. The ones who have the biggest and best weapons survives, sucks I know but thats how it is. If you dont like it oh well, shut up and get F out of my way, I have a job to do
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 04:29 AM
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Originally posted by ussoldier
I like how you quoted a small part of my post to fit your agenda, you would make a good politician. Anyway you took my words out of context. I wasnt referring to North Korea. I agree we need to chill on North Korea unless they pose a imminent threat to us or any other country.

I was talking about our ROE in Iraq and Afghanistan where even if the enemy has us in his sights we cant do nothing until its to late, but I wouldnt expect someone that has never risked anything to understand what it feels like to have a RPG pointed at you and not allowed to stop it or watch a RKG3 be thrown killing a brother knowing I could have stopped it/ I should have stopped it.

Im at the point I could care less about about being banned here and go the F off on you anti USA, make love not war, hug a kitten douchbags. Im Sorry the world isnt a pretty rainbow of love. The ones who have the biggest and best weapons survives, sucks I know but thats how it is. If you dont like it oh well, shut up and get F out of my way, I have a job to do
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My agenda? I was only replying to that part of the post, not critizising your opinion. Just bringing things back into the main topic here, NK. The quoted part talked about how restrictive the ROE is, and I said that it could be a good thing, and prevent some major bloodshed.

Didn't mean to offend you. If you've seen your brother being blown up, and felt like you could do nothing due to the ROE, I'm sorry. Maybe the ROE does restrict what the military can do, but you need to look at the big picture. For the ground troops it might seem like everything should be allowed, but perhaps strategically things are different. I wouldn't go critizising any law made by the Government, since its very likely that they did it in the best interest for the country. Its difficult to tell when you don't have all the information they do, and you've never studied what they've studied. Its easy to go and say that politicians are all lazy, that they don't care, or understand, and that they lie all the time. But I wouldn't go saying those things, because I've never been there. I haven't studied military strategies. Pretty sure Wikileaks published a video, something like "collateral damage", which might be the exact reason why things like ROE are implemented.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 12:52 AM
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No body hates seeing innocent people killed more then me specially children, I can honestly tell you i dont think I could shoot through a child that was being used as a shield and that was acceptable under our ROE, thank god I was never put in that position. All im saying is that the poloticians should have served in the Armed Forces or at least be attached to a combat unit for a couple weeks so they can understand what the troops have to deal with and the fact they have to make choices in a split second. Most people think war is like by what they see in movies, thats about the same as trying to learn Marine Biology by watching Spongebob.

Also I apologise for losing my cool. After hearing that a Katelyn Norman passed away I was and still am filled with frustration and pain, and I kind of vented a little on you.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:40 AM
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Originally posted by ussoldier
All im saying is that the poloticians should have served in the Armed Forces or at least be attached to a combat unit for a couple weeks so they can understand what the troops have to deal with and the fact they have to make choices in a split second. Most people think war is like by what they see in movies, thats about the same as trying to learn Marine Biology by watching Spongebob.


But do politicians really need to be in the troops? Is that really the kind of insight they need? Maybe it is, I've never been in the military, and have no experience with any of this. I just think that everybody blames the politicians, when its quite possible that they're doing their best. Strategy is seeing the big picture. Troops on the ground are only a very small part of the whole situation. I thought movies showed mainly the front lines anyway... Not all the details going on far away in some control room. There is a lot to consider, all the relationships between countries, what is "legal", and what is crossing the line etc. No need to apolegise for anything, hope I haven't offended you.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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I have a legitimit question. Would US premptively strike in case of an on-comming attack or would the US take the first hit before they unleashed the war-machine?


No, we'd take the first hit.

In Iraq, it was different. We pretty much had the green light from the international community and the UN Security Council. We do NOT have the green light here, from Russia or China. A preemptive strike here is both unnecessary, and political suicide.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 09:47 AM
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So with everything going on in Korea and being on the edge of war, what's happening in Iran?? All the sudden ALL the attention in on them.
Are the Quds forced here yet? Are both NK and Iran in some kind of agreement to keep us occupied in NK while Iran (or Russia, China) come from behind? I truly believe something will happen on US Soil and some kind of surprise attack is coming....maybe being paranoid...



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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I just heard from someone in Japan that he saw lots of planes and choppers passing over on Nagoya. He said it looks like cargo planes about 20 all, I wonder if this is all related to this Korea situation and that some troops movements is already being implemented.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 03:57 PM
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I like how they call everything a terrorist these days.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
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Problem is the "boy" has Generals who WANT War. That's ALL they have prepared for. They also believe they will win ANY type of War, with the South, or anyone they want to war with.

His cheering section is Loud.............




No worries, the "boy" doesn't stand a chance against the most advanced war machine in history. The problem I can see if there will be a "mistake", some kind of "error", which could ignite the situation. Also the midget has painted himself into a corner with these outrageous, threatening, rhetoric, pounding the war drums. How can he save face now??? That's the real danger.
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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 02:26 AM
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What is this boy is just a puppet and carrying out somebody else's orders.

The Americans are too sure of themselves as if they know everything.

I for one think that actual action in Korea is sometime away.

However a small insignificant player has threatened the most powerful and dominant player, and got away with it.

Why US is not taking action to remove this nuclear threat. Why only words and no action. Not sure if this increases US prestige.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 12:38 PM
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Why US is not taking action to remove this nuclear threat. Why only words and no action. Not sure if this increases US prestige.


There are two answers...Russia, and China.

We cannot make a first strike here (and Un knows it)...without involving them in the conflict, as they have certain treaties with NK. However, if we responded to a NK attack, it's a bit different (but still doesn't nullify those treaties). This is a MUCH different situation than Iraq or Afghanistan, which didn't have other nuclear heavy hitter bed-buddies.

It's like babysitting your boss' kids...do you spank them and get fired? Or come up with some other solution....



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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Man theres a ghost that will kill you quick.I doubt China will move to save them again,thus declaring war against us and totally abrogating our debt to them completely. The Koreans will unite one way or another.We all want to see the southern model take control because if the north tries we all loose. But we will stop them.



posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 10:53 AM
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Listen Up, NK Aint gonna do nuthin but sit around and talk a big game. China know better than to try anything. Hands down we have the greastest military in the history of the world. All is safe.....

Oh wait we about to be furloughed during sequestration...crap forget everything I just said...Still dont think NK has the gonads to pull the trigger



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 04:21 AM
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Well, now this is interesting.... I went to check the Status of Force Protection page for US forces, Korea and guess what? It's gone! I thought perhaps they just took that display down ...so I thought I'd try loading the main site. Errrr..... I wonder how often this happens?


USFK Public Web Server Outage

The U.S. Forces Korea website is currently unavailable. Initial assessments indicate it is the result of an internal server issue. Communication specialists are diligently working to repair the problem to bring the site back online as soon as possible.

USFK PAO
Source

A glitch or technical issue..I'm sure?



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 04:25 AM
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Originally posted by wingfixr
Listen Up, NK Aint gonna do nuthin but sit around and talk a big game. China know better than to try anything. Hands down we have the greastest military in the history of the world. All is safe.....

Oh wait we about to be furloughed during sequestration...crap forget everything I just said...Still dont think NK has the gonads to pull the trigger

I'd consider your words....except I heard the "experts" of the world at the time saying the same thing about Saddam Hussein in July and the start of August, 1990. Couldn't happen.. He'd never do it... He's not totally INSANE right? They all said this. Positively, 100% certain that the massive buildup of forces on the Kuwait border was just another game of hardball as they'd played before ..over Kuwait's slant drilling under the border and into Iraqi oil fields (or they claimed then)

Then the whole world changed forever ...whether we all realized it that moment or not ....when he rolled his army right over the border and proceeded to rape the daylights out of Kuwait as a nation ...and quite literally, a good number of it's citizens.

The days of believing "they'll never do it", ended forever that day for me. A nation was almost erased as effectively as Tibet has been after China invaded them (Also..said to not be possible, as I've read reports of that one ..I'm not THAT old to remember that one first hand..lol)

I DO hope you and others are right. Only a madman wants this war. Madman ..Yes.. We are dealing with Kim, aren't we? I'm not feeling better. Not one bit.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 02:04 AM
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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 10:56 PM
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Wrabbits thread is showing the FPCON status but there are others. They all fall under the heading of LERTCON :

In United States military doctrine, LERTCON is an abbreviation of Alert Condition, and is a measure of the level of action and readiness to be taken in a given situation. There are specific procedures laid out for responses to changes in LERTCON. LERTCON levels can be broken down into high-alert Emergency Condition levels (EMERGCONs) and the more common Defense Condition levels (DEFCONs).


They include the alert status levels of: FPCON, INFOCON, DEFCON, and REDCON. Each has various and different alert meanings. See more here for links to each one. : en.wikipedia.org...
There is also Homeland Security Advisory System. en.wikipedia.org...

What I can't figure out is why isn't there a master Government website telling you detailed information on the status of each one of these? Shouldn't this be something the Government is willing to keep it's citizens apprised of?

The only one I can find is from a DOD webpage that has an icon of an Elevated "yellow" threat in the top right corner. This seems to be the same as the Homeland Security Advisory System. www.defense.gov...

There is also this for Defcon status but this isn't a Government website and there is no way to tell how and when they update this status which is currently at 4. defconwarningsystem.com... They have a neat desktop gadget that displays the Defcon status that I now have on my desktop ( just in case)

Does anyone know of such a website that has all of these?
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