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    Posted: 19-Aug-2005 at 06:09
So what will happen if we consider S.korea neutral?
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um.. N.K. will fare better than Iraq?

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Probably,i mean 8.000.000 tactical troops......
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too many variables, but on a 1-on-1 fight on Korean soil the US will loose.
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The DPRK could destroy 1/4 of S. Korean without moving one troop using only Rocket and conventional artillery.  When using biological/chemical rounds this kind of attack would be devastating.  Anyway if DPRK launches a suicidal pre-emptive strike Japan and S. Korean they can inflict extremely heavy casualties.  Also unlike Iraq, N. Korea is better protected from aerial strikes.  There are thousands of large caves stocked with food and ammunition that is claime to enable people to survive nuclear attacks.  Even Pyongyang's subway system has NBC protection.  
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The aerial and naval capabilities that the United States would allow them to simply bombard North Korea so completely that they would not have the will to fight when American marines, army rangers, etc land.
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either that or make them more determined and show the americans a level of guerilla warfare never before seen on earth..
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As Belisarius said, the air and naval power of the US would allow us to pound them relentlessly before actually invading.

But if tehre was a war with N. Korea, there's no way the South could be neutral. Chances are the North would invade the south right away to attempt to control the whole peninsula as to give the US a hard finding a place to stage a ground assault on the north.

My money is still on the US. But this isn't gonna be like Iraq. The casualties will  be worse than even Vietnam.

and China is sure as heck going to be nervous having that many US troops so close to their border. Not ot mention allowing US to be in position to control the Korean peninsula. And a massive build up of Chinese troops near North Korea is going to make the Russians extremely nervous.  An all around nasty situation.
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Really, why would China get nervous. If you really think about it, US would not risk an invasion of China right after invaded and taking heaviy losses against north korea.

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How the hell North Korea dare invading South Korea without China's permission. If there would be a war there, it must be U.S. attempt to invade NKorea. Other wise there will be only peace.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Aug-2005 at 10:05
I was under the impression that relations between China and North Korea were not good at all. North Korea really does not want or need China's permission to invade the south.
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Good relations(at least openly) is necessary for the DPRK's survival.  China has many reasons to be pissed at North Korea but Kim Jung Il needs China's aid in the form of food to feed his politicians and army(not necessarily his people) 
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No chance to Korean to defeat Americans or inflict heavy losses on them,America can overrun Korea in month or less i think.

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yeah but in one month you can also expect 70% of South Koreans to die from artillery fire and chemical and biological weapons.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gubook Janggoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Sep-2005 at 16:26
What a wonderfully happy and optimistic thread.

Ya'll keep mentioning NK blasting the crap out of the South.  If you look at the first post it says what would happen if the South remained neutral.

It's also pretty inaccurate to characterize the South as a defensless puppy.

The North could pound the south with missiles....and then the South could do exactly the same.  SK has one of the better militaries in the world and is no push over.

Now the question is, if you include the South into this scenario..which was not the original purpose, would the North use nukes?
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North isn't afraid to use Chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.  Plus a pre-emptive strike is almost expected to happen if the North attacks.

P.S. no offense to S. Korea or its first-class military


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Originally posted by JiNanRen JiNanRen wrote:

Plus a pre-emptive strike is almost expected to happen if the North attacks.


I'm sorry, a pre-emptive by who?

If the North is first to attack, who's doing the pre-emptive strikes?
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I meant the North launches the suicidal pre-emptive strike on the South.
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In this situation the US is unable to properly achieve the defeat of its enemy with an occupation of the actual country. This would take a massive commitment of ground troops, with the highly defensible topography of NK  making the highly indefensible topography of Iraq look like paradise. Casualties mount, just like in Vietnam, until the political toll forces the US to withdraw.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2005 at 00:33
I am not certain of the people's loyalty to Kim Jong Il, though I know his father was loved. Would there be instablity among the people in the North, should the South propose to 'liberate' them?
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