posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 07:41 AM
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
Here is the scenario; let's say that North Korea does have an EMP bomb and it could already be in orbit and that it set off a blast the knocked out
the US infrastructure possibly even disabling our missile defense and offensive capability (altho I would guess that they are hardened for EMP blasts)
and then they also attacked South Korea (goal of unification) and we launched a devastating nuclear attack from our Polaris submarines to devastate
North Korea. The net result would be that we basically will have shot our wad on retaliating against the North Koreans and at that point (esp with our
defenses down) would be most vulnerable to an attack that was planned from the beginning.
And what are the other 17 Ohio subs doing while the one is launching its attack on North Korea?
One Ohio would be MORE than enough to completely take North Korea off the map, and we have 14 SSBNs and 4 SSGNs (replaced the ICBMs with Tomahawks).
There are at least 4 on patrol at any given time, capable of hitting any target in the world, from just about anywhere they are patrolling.
SSGN726-729 carry 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles. SSBN 730-743 carry 24 Trident II missiles, with either 4 W88 475kt warheads, or 8 W76 100kt warheads
on each missile.