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originally posted by: infolurker
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: madmac5150
Kimchi and soju...
I thought we just established we don't want nuclear fallout?!?
A few Rods Of God on their command bunkers can take care of that quickly.
ROG: This technology is very far out--in miles and years. A pair of satellites orbiting several hundred miles above the Earth would serve as a weapons system. One functions as the targeting and communications platform while the other carries numerous tungsten rods--up to 20 feet in length and a foot in diameter--that it can drop on targets with less than 15 minutes' notice.
If so-called "Rods from God"--an informal nickname of untraceable origin--ever do materialize, it won't be for at least 15 years. Launching heavy tungsten rods into space will require substantially cheaper rocket technology than we have today. But there are numerous other obstacles to making such a system work. Pike, of GlobalSecurity.org, argues that the rods' speed would be so high that they would vaporize on impact, before the rods could penetrate the surface. Furthermore, the "absentee ratio"--the fact that orbiting satellites circle the Earth every 100 minutes and so at any given time might be far from the desired target--would be prohibitive.
originally posted by: tulermank
Communist China and Communist North Korea. People's Republics. Make no mistake. North Korea is China's sword.
NK = a harmless enemy?
Im afraid I agree....You cant really blame North Korea for thinking the USA wants to obliterate them, now can you?
How many troops and Military bases and nuclear weapons does North Korea have on nearly every continent on Earth?
Personally. I also think the US have a hand in why NK have had such great progress With their ICBM capability. There is a rumor going arround that after the Ukraine mess a few years ago. Missile bosters have some odd way managed to make its way from Ukraine to NK. This would not have happened unless the US have given its OK.