Originally posted by pacifier2012
It has been since 1951, the only interruption a ceasefire.
This is not news, it's been a constant reality since 1953 !!!
Sheesh! Do the media think we are all stupid? (dumb question really aye!)
...any detection of missiles being fueled could force a response
Originally posted by MidnightTide
reply to post by boymonkey74
China keeps off from US-North Korea stand-off
n the midst of a flare-up of tensions in the Korean peninsula, China on Friday adopted a 'hands off' approach to the crisis, suggesting that it would not directly intervene to restrain Pyongyang.
"Peace and stability of Korean peninsula as well as northeast Asia serves common interest and requires common effort of all parties," the Chinese foreign ministry said. "We call on all relevant parties to make joint efforts to turn around the tense situation," it said taking some analysts by surprise as China is the only major power with a strong influence over North Korea.
Originally posted by SloAnPainful
Of course China isn't talking. Puppetmasters don't talk their puppets do.
Despite their long alliance, experts say Beijing does not control Pyongyang. "In general, Americans tend to overestimate the influence China has over North Korea," says Daniel Pinkston, a Northeast Asia expert at the International Crisis Group.
NK needs to STFU and start playing nice by world standards which would ultimately get the sanctions lifted and aid flowing in without any loss of life.
A ROAD-BOUND ARMY
A number of historians have commented that in the realm of supply, supposed strength was turned into weakness for the U.S. Army. They point out that the great advantage of the U.S. military forces was its awesome firepower. But great firepower means that great amounts of ammunition had to be transported to the battlefield. Also, the reliance upon heavy weapons like tanks, artillery, and tracked and wheeled vehicles, meant that the U.S. troops were tied to the roads of their Main Supply Routes. The long lines of vehicles were continually attacked from the surrounding hills of the mountainous Korean terrain. When the Main Supply Routes were cut anywhere along the line, the U.S. forces couldn’t be provided for. If the U.S. reopened the Main Supply Route at one place, the People’s Volunteers had only to cut it somewhere else to put the U.S. troops into jeopardy.
The other side of the story
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by MidnightTide
North Korea is certainly ramping up the rhetoric...
Oh? Thats odd. I thought the rhetoric factory on ATS was the one ramping up. As of this post there are at least 4 threads about Korea on the Trending Page...