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.
5 years 31 weeks ago, 4:33 AM