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4 years 14 weeks ago, 3:33 AM

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Theoretical Korean War

How do you see it going down?

I could see us getting overrun on the DMZ at first, but striking back later much like we did in the first Korean War (and if anybody corrects me and says that the Korean War is ongoing I'm going to smack the hell out of them), with a huge amphibious landing in the North. I think we could eliminate most of their Cold War-style tanks and hardware with air strikes (this is pretty much what our cluster bombs and attack helicopters were designed for: massive Soviet-style tank waves), and although they outnumber us significantly, our personnel are better-trained and equipped. Not to mention that the South Koreans would fight like hell, since they have more to lose than either the North Koreans or us, and SK has great equipment-- they bought most of it from us.

In short, I see us getting pushed back pretty far at first, but making a simultaneous amphibious landing with Rolling Thunder-style massive airstrikes and a South Korean counter-attack. Hopefully China/Russia/various other UN countries would come into it on our side. Hopefully the South Korean army could do most of the leg work, with us just providing support via our aircraft, ships, and attack helicopters, which wouldn't distract us too much from our other ongoing wars (ships aren't too helpful in a landlocked country, and I'm sure the North Koreans would make good practice for our naval gunners).

Oh, and while you're at it, take a look at my other new thread about the world's military elites. USA all the way.

4 years 14 weeks ago, 6:35 AM

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A US Carrier Task force group, with its broad variety of conventional and tac-nuke weapons could literally kick the crap out of the NK hordes!!

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 2:23 PM

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Our Navy could make South Korea an Island.
Just excavate North Korea into the Pacific Ocean

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 1:31 PM

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What has the Russians said on it? If war does break out what will the Russians do? I dont know if the Russians have a beef with the Koreans or not but I wonder if they will get involved with it.

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 1:34 PM

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is what will China do, I wouldn't worry too much about Russia.

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 1:44 PM

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Russians and Korea

I doubt if the Russians will do anything. If there are problems between NK and the US, the Russians will just sit back and enjoy it. They don't have a dog in the fight. If if causes problems for China, they'll enjoy it even more.

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 2:01 PM

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Even past Cold War allies are not happy with this latest action.

“It is necessary to immediately end all strikes,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters during a visit to the Belarusian capital Minsk. “There is a colossal danger which must be avoided. Tensions in the region are growing.”

China, the impoverished North’s only powerful ally, was careful to avoid taking sides, calling on both Koreas to “do more to contribute to peace.

And why is China being so careful (see The Next Korean War? by Leslie H. Gelb posted 11/23/201 on The Daily Beast).

Beijing simply won’t take a stance against the North, no matter what it does, for fear that this Communist regime will collapse and leave China to pick up the pieces.

http://pithocrates.com/2010/11/23/north-korea-speaks-loudly-but-hits-wit...

Read the "North Korea Speaks Loudly but Hits with a Small Stick" part.

Also Check this link guys, the article has a copyright so I didnt want to copy and paste without there permission so I will give the link to the page.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/40333583

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 2:42 PM

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yesterday and busted his lip. Poor Bastard.
The world about to explode and he's playing hoops.

Our biggest mistake was getting in bed with China
in the 1st place. Trade is one thing but to borrow
money was like going to a loan shark.

Now is the time to drop back and punt.

Bring all our troops home, run out all the Muslims
and build our own Great Wall of China with
Missiles.

Widen the Rio Grande with target practice.
Make it harder for anyone to swim across

Damn did I really say all that ?

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 11:04 PM

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Landlocked country

I think he meant that using naval forces in Korea wouldn't hurt the ongoing fights in Iraq or Afghanistan, because they are landlocked. Iraq is not actually landlocked, and we probably wouldn't need those forces anyway.

The thing to think about in a war in Korea is the amount of time that the north has had to put sleeper cells into place, trained and ready to destroy power, transportation, communications, and water treatment facilities. Saboteurs would wreak havok in the south, causing huge amounts of panic among the citizens and military. Keep air power and offshore missiles hammering the conventional forces, and use the Korean troops to defend against saboteurs (while keeping an eye on their own ranks, which of course have spies), and let the US ground guys get ready to open the can of whoop ass on the North Korean rust buckets.

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 2:21 AM

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Thanks Runs

I was thinking more about Afghanistan when I said landlocked-- we wouldn't detract from our mission there by putting our Navy into play in Korea. I just don't know if we have the personnel available for the ground fight, without going to the draft or something to boost up our numbers.

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