N Korean nuclear strike could cause chaos in US

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by DesktopCommando, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. Use what WMD on China?

    Chemical/biological? Not effective on China and there's no evidence they have a nuke that can be fitted onto a missile, never mind any sort of numbers ready to fire off at a moment's notice.

    And why would they steamroll over the entire country when surgical strikes to remove the leadership would decapitate any capability DPRK had?

    And if the US and allies had the Chinese on side, which would be likely in such a scenario imo, then you should be asking "What would Moscow do" as they would be the ones left on the sidelines.

    After all, these things have been discussed earlier in the thread...
  2. Regarding the artillery, again the question arises regarding how much of these big spud guns would work (you don't hear much about shells flying around when they are tested, do you) and how many of the boots there would cut and run because they know they're on a hiding to nothing.

    Nobody has addressed that, and since I thought it was established earlier that they don't have a working reactor and get their plutonium from reprocessing the fuel rods I doubt there would be any Chernobyl style event.
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  3. When can we start calling them Gooks again?
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  4. Did we ever stop???
  5. It has been reported that F-22’s have been deployed to S Korea and taking part in the latest exercise. With both those 5th Gen assets now operating together abroad it would seem that the US has pretty much a total wartime package in theatre and right there on the border.
    Alert 5 » Six F-22s being deployed to South Korea in December - Military Aviation News

    The F-22s and F-35s in the exercise is notable. These two types aircraft an essential part of any pre-emptive strike and key to neutralising SAM sites and paving the way for follow up strikes by the non-stealthy air assets.

    In November a concept was revealed of kinetically intercepting North Korea’s Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile just after lift off as they begin their acceleration stage with AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles launched from F-35s. North Korea is only 75 mi. (120 km) wide in some places, well within the range of an AIM-120D.

    The F-35’s ability to detect and track ballistic missiles has been under testing for several years by Northrop Grumman the company who developed the F-35’s six-sensor, electro-optical/infrared AAQ-37 distributed aperture system and APG-81 active electronically scanned fire control radar.

    In 2014, Northrop conducted an end-to-end test of this concept, using a ground-based distributed aperture system and radar-equipped testbed aircraft. The information correlated via datalink produced intercept-quality targeting data, accurate enough for an Amraam, or Aegis guided-missile destroyer to use.
    F-35s Could Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

    If the kid wanted attention he certainly achieved that. If he wanted to concentrate minds on how to neutralise his threats he has achieved that too.
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  6. The UN political affairs chief visited North Korea this week to talk to the government there. In rare North Korea visit, UN presses need to 'reduce the risks of conflict'
    He told the North Korean government there was an "urgent need to prevent miscalculations and open channels to reduce the risks of conflict".
    He also emphasised the need for dialogue and a political solution, and that time was of the essence.
    The North Korean news agency issued a statement where they mentioned the visit, the concerns over the situation in the Korean peninsula, and the need to work on easing tensions.
    The KCNA said the visit was useful and the two agreed to communicate regularly.
    The Chinese foreign ministry issued a statement saying the situation was serious, but that negotiations are still possible and that war is not an acceptable alternative.
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  7. Trump is joking. If he wanted to attack NK and change the regime he would have attacked already. Why would he wait, so that NK has 20 nukes capable of hitting Washington? Sanctions and threats don't work, NK is a mile from being a nuclear power and will get there if there's no military intervention
  8. World opinion? Nobody cares and it's against NK anyway. No nation in the world is on NK side. Kim wants to be a nuclear power with the capability to take out the world. The point is, does America accept it? If yes I doubt Kim will ever launch a nuclear weapon to the USA as MAD would apply
  9. I am waiting for a couple of his generals to decide "This boy is f'n nuts" and put a round through his head.

    Maybe a bit like von Stauffenberg but with better results.
  10. I've been doing a bit of surfing on da net, the tension appears to be higher than ever, hardly a mention on the main TV outlets though, strange that a sprinkling of snow in the country, or fannying on around the Brexit strategy is deemed as more newsworthy.
  11. I don't get the impression that tension is higher than ever but nor are they really subsiding. Still, though seems to be bluster and rhetoric and no great feeling that it will go beyond that, barring an accident ...

    A senior UN official has just visited the country and Russia has just announced the Korean's are ready to talk about 'guarantees to their security'. This may or may not have anything to do with the fact that sanctions are beginning to hit home in a country that is already half starved and heading into winter.

    It would appear that the ball is in America's court but, of course, the current leader is harder to read than some of his predecessors.