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2003-02-01 Axis of Evil
US Pacific chief seeks more troops
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Posted by Steve White 2003-02-01 02:10 am|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [270 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 In 1974,they where tuff,well trained,and highly disiplined.In Vietnam they greatly feared by the enemy.
Posted by Raptor  2003-02-01 04:51:35||   2003-02-01 04:51:35|| Front Page Top

#2 Actually, NKor announced their departure from the NPT themselves: the BBC wording again tries to throw the blame on the US.

A lot can happen to a military in 29 years: See what Clinton did in 8, or Jimmy Carter in 4. However, the SKors began to hum Kumbaya to the NKors with real fervor in the last few years, so I don't think they went downhill too far, if they went downhill at all.

I've read someplace that the whole of South Korea is one massive series of fortifications. There are many stretches of highway convertable to airstrips. I don't think you need a carrier, whose main strength is being a floating airstrip. Just a lot of forward deployed aircraft.

Despite all the lovey-dovey talk, the SKors have proposed moving the capital further south: Being able to see the DMZ from a penthouse suite in Seoul means the DMZ is too damn close. (The DMZ, by the way, is the most heavily mined acreage in the world, so I, for one, am glad we didn't pay any attention to Lady Di and her whining about landmines.)

The whole problem in NKor is the fact that they have trouble feeding and heating their people. We've planned an invasion during the Iraqi winter so that our soldiers will be comfortable wearing their NBC gear. Iraq and NKor are both north of the Equator, so NKor's in winter too, which increases their invasion difficulties. By the time the shoutin's done in Iraq, we can fly our jets to NKor/Japan Jigtime to watch the fort when things start warming up and conditions are more favorable for an NKor invasion.
Posted by Ptah  2003-02-01 08:55:51||   2003-02-01 08:55:51|| Front Page Top

#3 Don't know much about training and weapons, but I do know character - the South Koreans are tough - a very aggressive people to begin with, they are quick to anger and don't give up grudges easily. The North Koreans would rather defect than fight. If North Korea doesn't use nuclear weapons, South Korea would whip them.
Posted by paj 2003-02-01 09:54:14||   2003-02-01 09:54:14|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't we have a few ships to spare based in Puerto Rico? It's getting time to reshuffle the deck.
Posted by Anonymous 2003-02-01 14:32:11||   2003-02-01 14:32:11|| Front Page Top

#5 Asking those here who might know better, but wouldn't the Aegis platforms we've been doing our ABM intercepts with be a better answer, parked between NKor and Japan? Seoul seems to be a lost cause to NK artillery the minute it hits the fan... I thought the SKors even admitted that in their defense strategy planning?
Posted by Frank G  2003-02-01 15:23:32||   2003-02-01 15:23:32|| Front Page Top

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