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N Korean nuclear strike could cause chaos in US

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I can't see a human wave attack doing so well against MLRS, for example.
Again, depends on the size of the human wave attack and whether you can get them moved/reloaded before the guys at the back lop your balls off.

I'm not saying here that the NORKs are in with a shout, but if it does kick off... It'll be no little, over by x-date war, nor will it be a bushfire op.
Big battalions and "bad day" cas. figures that equal the losses for the entire period spent in Afg. are far from out of the question.
 
#63
Well they didn't do all that badly last time around. Ok they had some help but I didn't hear of any mass running away actions.

Why do you think it would be different this time?
Lots of bods with big guns and tanks may look nice in parades and on harry eckers but if you don't have air superiority you're in the poo as Saddam found out in GW1.

Without the Chinese the NK's would end up causing shed loads of damage but ultimately get one he'll of a slapping.
 

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#64
Sooner or later the DPRK will collapse. The population are becoming increasingly disillusioned and better informed.

In the past the regime managed to portray itself as the saviour of the people. Now they are having to use increasingly repressive measures to maintain national discipline.

A more realistic problem that we should address is how are 'we' going to manage transition? Should we do anything to precipitate the collapse? Should we prop the regime up?

The Chinese are the key but 'we' should have a plan or 2. A trashed ROK would be another blow to the world economy.




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#65
Again, depends on the size of the human wave attack and whether you can get them moved/reloaded before the guys at the back lop your balls off.

I'm not saying here that the NORKs are in with a shout, but if it does kick off... It'll be no little, over by x-date war, nor will it be a bushfire op.
Big battalions and "bad day" cas. figures that equal the losses for the entire period spent in Afg. are far from out of the question.
Just how would the shitrag media manage to convey news of a company's worth of soldiers lost in a day?
 
#66
No one currently thinks that they can actually put one of their jerry-rigged nukes into one of their missiles.

Any nuclear attack would be from the air... with their Beagle bombers.


Because last time was fought with WWII technology against which a man with a rifle had a little chance of survival?

I can't see a human wave attack doing so well against MLRS, for example.
Well, we arn't doing that well against a bunch of flip flop wearing blokes in Afghanistan and have even made a timeline to lose the war.
 
#69
ISTBC but didnt Saddam have the fourth (?) largest army in the world prior to GW1, mostly fed by rhetoric and bollocks. That turned out well for them?
So we beat them. Might only cost... What? a million dead on the allied side? Five hundred thousand? Quarter of a million even? Vice their ten times that and regime change.

:) Ought to make the elections fun for those in this particular "coalition".
 
#70
If it came to a Land War as we were one of the belligerents (?) last time round the Cousins are likely to invite us again. What could we send that would be suitable for the type of war- fighting that could be expected?
 
#72
If it did kick off, I'd predict a few thousand casualties on the allied side. The main losers would be civvies, as usual.


Nuclear weapons aside, Saddam's '90 Army was scarier than Kim's 2013 one.
 
#73
If it came to a Land War as we were one of the belligerents (?) last time round the Cousins are likely to invite us again. What could we send that would be suitable for the type of war- fighting that could be expected?
Probably a good dose of reality coupled with precision bombing of vital infastructure and major units, the country would unravel itself.
 
#75
If it came to a Land War as we were one of the belligerents (?) last time round the Cousins are likely to invite us again. What could we send that would be suitable for the type of war- fighting that could be expected?
Currently probably more than we could contribute to virtually any other order of conflict, which isn't necessarily saying a lot.

I've a real notion though, that if it were to come to it (which I don't believe it will) that we may decline the invite, at anything other than a token level.

Britain as a whole is war weary. And despite the gung-ho optimism displayed in certain parts of this thread, we'd lose a (comparative) lot of folks fighting a proper ground war in Asia.
 
#77
Has any nation ever detected nucleide evidence of a North Korean Thermo Nuclear detonation?

I mean kiloton level subteranean explosions are easy to simulate if you have: an old worked out coal mine, many kilotons of TNT, plus shit loads of of dodgy old shelf lifed and rusting Korean war blind rounds.

That might explain what the **** was happening at the Ryongchon disaster when a train full of the shit went off in 2004.
 

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