Invading North Korea?
The tensions are getting higher. Do you think we would have to if they presented a threat to the world? I think if they should continue with their nuke program, we should instead of being like a democrat and waiting until it is too late.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
These troops are not the same in fact the Army War College says besides making the earth uninhabitable we could not beat China and could only pull a draw with North Korea. Don't you all know weapons including nukes mean nothing if you have enough people? During Nam, the NVA overran base after base and all the weapons in our arsenal could not stop them. In October 1950, China entered the Korea war and kicked our butts. They dared us to drop the atomic bombs on them. They knew their population was so large that for us to be able to put a dent in it would have caused so much atomic energy to have been expended the world as we knew it would have ceased to exist. Well, they have even more people now; we would have a hard time using nukes on North Korea, as due to their proximity to South Koreas we would be killing an ally. The North Koreas rolled over the South in 1950 but would have a harder time this time but would prevail. Japan has a non-aggression Constitution but I believe they would have to come to the aid of the South. If not and the North wins and eventually rolling over Japan. I don't think American could stop them this time, too much political correctness plus big brother China. By the way this is the Army War College not me.
God Bless You and Our Southern People.
Oh by the way. the NKAF began a new round of modernization: in addition to 150 MiG-21's, the NKAF received from the USSR a batch of 60 MiG-23P fighter-bombers and MiG-23ML close-support fighters and from China - 40 Q-5 Fantan ground attack planes (There is some discprenancy about this number. One source lists North Korea as receiving 150 Q-5's while most others believe that number to be 40). These elite 56th Guards and 57th Fighter Regiments are equipped with MiG-29 and MiG-23 and are based near Pyongyang to defend the capital.
During the 1980s, the NKAF substantially increased its helicopter inventory from 40 to 275. Helicopters in service include Mi-2/HOPLITE, Mi-4/HOUND, and Mi-8/HIP. In 1985, the DPRK circumvented U.S. export controls to buy 87 U.S.-manufactured Hughes helicopters. These helicopters are considerably more advanced than those received from the Russians. Although the DPRK has the civilian version, they probably have modified some of them to carry guns and rockets. Because the ROK produces the same model helicopter for its armed forces, the DPRK could modify their Hughes helicopters to resemble the ROK counterparts to confuse CFC air defenses during SOF operations.
More than 420 fighters, bombers, transport planes, and helicopters were redeployed in October 1995, and more than 100 aircraft were moved forward to the three air bases near the DMZ. More than 20 Il-28 bombers were moved to Taetan which shortened their arrival time to Seoul from 30 minutes to 10 minutes. Over 80 MiG-17s redeployed to Nuchonri and Kuupri are able to attack Seoul in 6 minutes. By these redeployments North Korea intends to make a first strike with outdated MiG-17s and the second strike with mainstay fighters such as MiG-21s and Su-25s.
The air force possesses approximately 63,000 troops and about 740 aircraft including F-16s [up from about 700 aircraft in 1990]. All of these aircraft were produced in the United States, with the exception of sixty-eight Northrop F-5E/Fs that were coproduced with Korean Air. As of 1990 the 294 Northrop F-5s and 36 General Dynamics F16C /Ds were the primary ground attack aircraft. Approximately 130 McDonnell Douglas F-4s were deployed as of 1990 for air defense but were equally useful in ground attack. All three types of aircraft were capable of being used in either role, depending on their armament.
- kucharskiLv 43 years ago
with the aid of fact by employing invading the north ought to set off a protection rigidity reaction from China, with the aid of fact china is the only best buddy that North a korea has. Plus invading or unifying the koreas could fee distinctive money to rebuild the North, and a few South Korean think of it incredibly is going to weaken their own financial gadget. this is why they do no longer seem to be doing something.
- Its not me Its uLv 71 decade ago
NorKor has been preparing for war since 1950. Their stated policy is reunification of the penninsula. Their armed forces are prepared for offensive operations.
The Taepedong 2 and 3 have an additional use: Scaring the living daylights out of South Korea, Japan and possibly the US, thus achieving the political purpose of being taken more seriously at the conference table, without firing a shot.
But then, as they say, "you don't buy a condom unless you're going to f* someone". Countries do not produce missiles to travel over thousands of kilometers to deliver mere “Fire Cracker” conventional high energy explosive warhead weapons unless they are intended to carry primarily nuclear, or chemical, biological weapons.
The advances in the missile launch vehicle and re-entry vehicle program do mirror the advances in the nuclear weapons program of the larger total weapons program. Generally speaking no country makes the investment up to the threshold of actually having nuclear weapons without completing the process.
So there's two schools of thought, i don't know which one Kim is using....does anyone?
- 1 decade ago
I think that if N Korea gets much more out of line, China will step in a squelch the situation. China does not want any major problems over there. They like things the way they are. We know what goes on in China, but act like we don't. They know we know, but act like they don't. And, both countries, the Us and China profit from each other. Basically, if N Korea gets too far out of line, The delicate balance in the area will get all screwed up. So, if N. Korea starts taking things a little too far, China will "clear their parental throat" and make sure N. Korea understands it better calm down.
For those answers after mine, the Japanese and South Koreans couldn't handle the situation on their own. Why do you think we have so many people on the ground over there. Between the US and China, N. Korea will remain contained.
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- 1 decade ago
North Korea has been a itch but unless it gets too excited with itself. The U.S. would only bomb strategic nuclear targets and most we have to worry about are SAMs but probably outdated ones too (we have the F-22). And underground targets wouldn't be too hard for our bunker busters.
A land invasion seems pretty rash for us since we do have our right hand stuck in Iraq. And we have to shake hands with our friends in Asia before we really do something stupid. Because Iraq was a U.S. war and we declared Saddam a global issue.
One, we could try to get China and Russia to help us to help them if anything comes along. We have a better chance doing that with South Korea and Japan. Though China, Russia, and South Korea are afraid of the massive evacuation of refugees from North Korea if war starts (starvation from the already lack of food and etc.). And at war time in this situation, North Korean spys can secretly penetrate through the borders and disappear with the chaos of millions of needy refugees.
Also, we can't do the first blow as it if extremely bad for image with the world and it can't be another Iraq but with asians. Only if we have solid information of an already planned nuclear strike from North Korea. But intel like that would be impossible, we probably don't have any sources in North Korea and the only closest would be our satelights detecting a launch. But the last launchs where failures.
But I'm not sure of an actual assault on North Korea besides uninterupted bombing runs. And one thing we have to look to if we are to attack is that no civilian lives must be hurt but nuclear assets, as most of the population is very loyal to the state and any "atrocities" can be expanded to fit Kin Jong Il's propaganda, though it affecting us would be little as he is in no position to do any attacking, even with most of his population in the military, his country is very isolated. No matter how big a mouth the leader has.
- huduuluvLv 51 decade ago
For the U.S. to attack any nation because they have, or are developing, nuclear weapons, is a huge mistake. We have them, as do a number of other nations. No doubt that nuclear weapons in the hands of North Korea and Iran present a danger, but that does not mean that we should unilaterally attack them. If you believe that it does give us the right, then you have to agree that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, and the Palestinians, have the right to attack Israel, or us, fit that matter.
We are the only nation to have ever used nuclear weapons, and I think we did so justifiably, but, I'm also sure that others see it differently.
- 1 decade ago
No Korean Air Force = American victory. Saddam in the 90's had a Million soldiers, but was defeated in a few days. This would be the same. Without an Air Force, or a real defense against one, we can bomb their entire ground force before any troops move north. I know I am confident, but to many I am brainwashed so what you gonna do.
- 1 decade ago
Eh, militarily, the US is more than capable of defeating the North Koreans. Look to the two invasions of Iraq (its the occupation that saps forces and causes losses over time) and Afghanistan. American strategic war planners are workings towards small unit warfare that practically runs circles around the Soviet modes of war (which the NK and Chinese militaries are based from).
- I Hate LiberalsLv 41 decade ago
We wont invade, well we SHOULDNT. We should let Japan and S Korea take care of the ground war. (Japan and S Korea could take N Korea on ground if they united) While the US bombs the Hell out of N Korea w/ our Navy and Air Force. This War wouldnt last long, and when Kim Jung Il is killed, the War would be just about over.
- Wonx2150Lv 41 decade ago
Considering America has lost over 3000 soldiers in Iraq. I'm not sure why they would want to try there luck with north Korea its army is even stronger than the Iraqi army and has demonstrated it may have functional nuclear weapons.
- jorstLv 41 decade ago
I agree with "digsrockn". China wants to become a major power in the world. They're already on their way, economically, and technically. If N.Korea starts making trouble with its nuclear program, it could start a war. I would think that war is the last thing China wants.Source(s): China, being the major trading partner with N.K. is the key to getting N.K. under control. We've got enough trouble in the middle east without starting more on the other side of the world. A lot of people think the U.S. would be a big woos by not attacking N.K., but sometimes backing down from a potential fight is a lot more coragious that attacking with military force. We've lost nearly 3,000 American troops, and God only knows how may other coalition forces and civilians in Iraq. I don't think the U.S. should back down from a fight if there is no other choice, but we've had too many deaths in the last 3 years. Give the grimm reaper a break. Besides there is a possibility we may be attacking Iran. God help us.