posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 07:57 AM
No need to panic here...
1. Yes, these subs are old....I mean REALLY old, diesel electric, and these particular subs don't even have the range to get to Hawaii. (range of sub
= 2800km, distance to Hawaii = 7000km). Even if the Sang-O II has DOUBLE the range, still can't make it.
2. The Chinese sub that popped up near the Kitty Hawk was 2007, not last year, and by "near" it means torpedo range. So, it's been over five years
now, and fleet defenses have certainly improved vastly. Also, this was a NEWER sub, not the older, noisier ones NK has.
3. The Sang-O subs cannot stay under long, and have no missile capability.
NK subs really pose no viable threat to either major US forces, or the mainland. Their threat mainly applies to outlying ships of a carrier group or
individual ships...but even then, they'll be detected before in range.
lust for war
Is getting rid of a nutjob (or his nukes) who has directly and publicly threatened to nuke you a lust for war? Or just common sense? I'm going to have
to go with the latter.
edit on 9-4-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)