Can North Korea Engage the US in Total War?




 
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February 6th, 2007  
Mokhaberat
 
 

Topic: Can North Korea Engage the US in Total War?


North Korea is the country most likely to involve the United States in a large-scale war."
North Korea, which can and is willing to face up to the sole military superpower of the world, cannot be called a weak nation. Nevertheless, Analysts distort the truth and depict North Korea as an "impoverished" nation, starving and on the brink of imminent collapse. An impoverished, starving nation cannot face down a military superpower. Today few nations have military assets strong enough to challenge the US military. Russia, though weakened by the collapse of the Soviet Union, has enough assets to face up to the US. China, somewhat weaker than Russia, too, has strong military that can challenge the US. However, both Russia and China lack the political will to face down the US. In contrast, North Korea has not only the military power but also the political will to wage total war against the United States. North Korea has made it clear that it will strike all US targets with all means, if the US mounted military attacks on North Korea. That North Korea's threat is no bluff can be seen from the aggressive actions taken by North Korea since the Korean War armistice, most recent of which is North Korea's attempt to capture an American spy plane. If all can remember on March 1, 2003, an American RC-132S spy plane, Cobra Ball, took off from a US airbase in Okinawa, and cruised along the East coast of North Korea collecting electronic signals. The US intelligence suspected that North Korea was about to test a long-range missile and the plane was there to monitor the suspected missile launch. When the US plane reached a point about 193 km from the coast of North Korea, two MiG-29 and two MiG-21 fighter planes showed up unexpectedly. The North Korean planes approached within 16 m and signaled the US plane to follow them. The US pilot refused to follow the command and left the scene posthaste. The US plane was tailed by the hostiles for about 22 min but let the US spy plane go. There are two key points to be observed here.
First, the hostile planes waited for the US plane at the Uhrang airbase, located about 200 km from the point of air encounter. They knew that the US plane was coming. The North Korean planes flew 200 km to intercept the US plane. Did the US plane see them coming? If it did, why no evasive action? After intercepting the US plane, the hostile planes dogged it for 22 min. Why no American planes for the rescue? The US crew must have informed the base of the danger they were in, but no action was taken by the base. If Kim Jong Il had given the command, the MiGs would have shot down the US plane and returned to their base before the US could have scrambled war planes. Second, North Korea intercepted an American spy plane flying 200 km from its coast. According to the international norm, a nation's territorial air space extends 19 km from its coast line. The US is the exception and claims air space of 370 km from its coast line; any foreign airplane violating this extended air space is challenged or shot down by the US military.North Korea keep's their military capability top secret. North Korea is no exception and it is not easy to assess North Korea's military power. The US claims that it knows North Korea's military secrets. The United States collects intelligence on North Korea using a variety of means: American U-2, RC-135, EP-3 and other high-altitude spy planes watch over North Korea 24 hours 7 days a week. The US 5th Air Reconnaissance Squadron has U-2R, U-2S, and other advanced spy planes at the Ohsan airbase in South Korea. In addition, the US has 70 KH-11 spy satellites hovering over North Korea. In spite of such a massive deployment of intelligence collection assets, the US intelligence on North Korea is faulty at best. Donald Gregg, a former US ambassador to Seoul and a 30-year CIA veteran, has admitted that the US intelligence on North Korea has been the longest lasting story of failure in the annals of US intelligence.What is more interesting even the best spy gadget in the US arsenal cannot read what's on Kim Jong Il's mind. US Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld said that North Korea uses underground optical fibers for military communication and that it is nearly impossible to plant human agents in North Korea. I realy dont no if my info is right or not so correct me if im wrong about my info.
February 6th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
This is lifted entirely from the source I quoted from my post. Mate this is plagiarism.
February 6th, 2007  
Missileer
 
 
The difference in a war between NK and the US is that three or four missiles may launch from NK but a small strike from the US could be anywhere from 50 to 300 warheads. And I don't mean the kind that may or may not work.
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February 6th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
I've already pointed out in this thread DPRK Battle Plan that the person who wrote the article you are quoting here verbatim has little or no knowledge of battlefield tactics. The DPRK may make a big hole as they implode but they cannot win a total war with the US.
February 6th, 2007  
Mokhaberat
 
 

Topic: Plagiarism


Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
This is lifted entirely from the source I quoted from my post. Mate this is plagiarism.

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It, to all who reads this post About North Korea

In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information that allready exzest. Sory but i did not know of your post. Pleas Desregard this post about North Korea, With Extrem Apolagies,

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February 6th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Fair enough, apology accepted and no ill will on my behalf to you.
February 6th, 2007  
Mokhaberat
 
 

Topic: War


Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
The difference in a war between NK and the US is that three or four missiles may launch from NK but a small strike from the US could be anywhere from 50 to 300 warheads. And I don't mean the kind that may or may not work.
All good and said, So the U.S will let loose the Juice,
February 6th, 2007  
senojekips
 
 
Discounting the possible use of nuclear weapons, I feel that the USA could certainly win the battle and quite quickly, however it would almost certainly have to involve sacrificing disproportionately large numbers of South Korean lives, due to the North's policy of destroying Seoul as a first priority.
February 6th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
Read this brilliant article on North Korea

When North Korea Falls
February 6th, 2007  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mokhaberat
All good and said, So the U.S will let loose the Juice,
In these times, that is all out war. Now, a limited war is non nuclear.
 


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