posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:57 PM
Originally posted by MrSpad
Bigger problems for North Korea beyond old equipment is training and command and control. As soon and NK goes to war they will be blind and unable to
direct forces from any centeral control. Add that to lack of training at all levels of the North Korean forces and the crappy weapons become a
seconday issue for them. While the North Korean forces spent a good part of the year bringing in the crops and doing other labors the South is
training. With so little contact with the outside world I wonder what the North Koreans even know about about modern warfare.
I dont know... they helped digging the tunnels you sunk into in vietnam, you tell me. You fell prey to an ill equipped weaker force.
The US already had trouble in Korea once... and in Vietnam with the help of Korea. You cant fight in the jungle. You can fly, carpet bomb, use your
navy etc all this to do everything from a distance, but you'll have to put troops on the ground, and simply put, the US army is not ready to fight
under those conditions and will take time to adjust - if war breaks out you can pretty much assume from the start those 20000 US troops in the DMZ as
lost. Right of the bat. And if you deploy anything but special forces / recon in any early stage you're in for a bloodbath - don't kid yourself.
You don't have to be a war expert or analyst and many people here keep saying - nk is not a "rag tag army with lack of motivation that will
surrender to us troops as they pass by like it happened in iraq". - almost 2 million men and women, and 8 million active reserves - armed, trained,
well motivated, suicidal, proud, extremely aggressive, with no respect what so ever for any convention of war or international regulation.
Btw the kind of guerilla warfare there will render lots of tech useless so the old tech, and specially the terrain tactics will dictate a lot - and as
you probably know, the us lacks in "tactic" and relies a lot on its tech. This will be a major problem. Even the supply is a problem on the simplest
things - NK probably has the ak 47 as the bread and butter of its army and reserves, which I dont need to tell how better than an m16 the ak is and
how available the ak round is compared to the 5.56 (which cant be found on site - requires always a supply chain) the ak 47 is also cheap as dirt as
I'm just saying this so people dont get surprised if things turn ugly all of a sudden... like I said, sure as hell hate to be on the ground on that