Is this Army strong enough to match up with the US?




View Poll Results :Are these soldiers stronger than Iraqi soldiers?
NO 3 50.00%
YES 3 50.00%
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Boots
 
March 7th, 2005  
Red_Army
 
 

Topic: Is this Army strong enough to match up with the US?


These North Korean soldiers look well trained, well groomed (boots, full uniforms, etc), well disciplined. Are they any match against the US troops?
March 7th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 

Topic: Re: Is this Army strong enough to match up with the US?


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Originally Posted by Red_Army
These North Korean soldiers look well trained, well groomed (boots, full uniforms, etc), well disciplined. Are they any match against the US troops?

no, because they're trained for a different type of warfare. small, more highly trained units. better tech and more time spent intensively training those smaller units. china has seen the writing on the wall and are changing their force structure

it's all well and good having a massive standing army, but quality has a quantity all of it's own

also, North korea are hardlyy goinig to march grubby line grunts for a military parade such as this are they.
March 7th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
You've asked two different questions:

"Is this Army strong enough to match up with the US?"

and

"Are these soldiers stronger than Iraqi soldiers?"


Which one do you want answered?
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Boots
March 7th, 2005  
lemontree
 
I voted no.
1. The NK troops are not stronger than Iraqi troops. Reason Iraqi's are better fed than Nks (heavy sarcasm), the North Korean famine has kept the people hungry and fed the army.
2. NK can never match up to the US. You require money to fight a war, which NK does not have. Iraq had far more funds than NK will ever see, but they still could not match up to the US and coalition forces.
March 7th, 2005  
Xion
 
Those soldiers are more capable than Saddam Hussein's Iraqi soldiers and that huge an army of around 1 million appx. is enough to keep the USA engaged for years in case of a war.


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This is a ROK guard looking at the North Korean Army as they look back at them. They stand like in that martial arts stance for I don't know how long.






These are two North Korean Army Soldiers who stand watch at the Military Demarcation Line.




This person is what they call a ROK guard. Republic Of Korea (South Korea) Soldier.
March 7th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
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no, because they're trained for a different type of warfare. small, more highly trained units. better tech and more time spent intensively training those smaller units. china has seen the writing on the wall and are changing their force structure
To be honest its hard to say on one hand in open combat where combined arms can be used effectively they would last about 5 minutes, on the other hand NK is hardly the sort of terrain where combined arms can work and it is the sort of place that would limit US technological superiority.

Over all I would say that on the offensive they would get mauled and on the defensive they would perform a lot better but no-one ever wins a defensive war.

On top of all this we have no idea what the effects of 50 years of isolationism has done, maybe they have been hardened into an effective fighting unit with an idealogical hatred of the west or maybe they will decide that 3 meals a day in POW camp is preferable to starving in a disease ridden crap hole.
March 7th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
or maybe they will decide that 3 meals a day in POW camp is preferable to starving in a disease ridden crap hole.
hahahahahahaha
March 7th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Please read the forum rules (better) before attempting to post threads like this again..

Thanks.