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Old 03-19-2017, 05:43 PM
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Will North Korea start WWIII?

Today, N. Korea fired a new, more powerful rocket motor giving N. Korea the ability to launch an ICBM at the U.S.
I live near two US Airbases and I know they would be targeted for a missile strike.
I would be one of the lucky ones to be killed on a nuclear first strike.
This news brings me back to the cold war memories of the 60's.

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Old 03-19-2017, 06:41 PM
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I doubt it, unless you call 3-5 countries against one a "world war". China is not happy with them, so I doubt anybody will actively fight along with them if they start something. I imagine the US, S. Korea, and Japan (and possibly another country or two that doesn't like them) will do to N. Korea what the coalition did to Iraq's ability to wage war pretty quick, while China and Russia denounces us in public and curses them for being stupid in private.
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This is definitely a situation where we should pre-emptively DESTROY their ability to be a World MENACE permanently.
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This is definitely a situation where we should pre-emptively DESTROY their ability to be a World MENACE permanently.

I'm sure that S. Korea and Japan would like that just as much as some of us here. However, the USA is too immersed in world opinion to act, and the rest of the world would condemn us if we did. China would like for them to be knocked down a notch, but wants them to remain solvent as a buffer country. The US is just as afraid to make China mad now as they were in the 50's flying near the Yalu River.

I seriously doubt that we will ever be a part of a large preemptive strike of that magnitude in this world climate. Decades ago we had the espionage infrastructure to infiltrate, sabotage, and thus prevent or severely delay them from developing such capabilities. Today, all we can do is watch, wait, and retaliate.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:44 AM
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As a father of a Marine infantryman, I hope it does not come to another war there. Tom has been on three MEU's, with every one stopping first in South Korea for war games with the ROK forces. That has the potential to be another nasty war that we do not need.

OTOH, the Nork structure is so **** rotten, all it might need to come undone totally is a really hard slap like a decapitation strike on their elites. Knock off the top 40-50 big dogs there and everything will fall apart.
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I can't imagine what the folks of S. Korea think about it. On one hand, there are thousands or even hundreds of thousands of relatives that have never met or haven't seen each other in over 60 years. On the other hand, a re-unification of the two countries could have a catastrophic effect on S. Korea's economy and infrastructure.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:38 AM
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Another way to look at it is, will North Korea enter WW III. We, the US have been at war continuously since August, 1990. After Desert Storm, we moved into Northern and Southern Watch. We've been in Afghanistan since 2001. We have flash points flaring up in Iran, North Korea, and Ukraine and Syria. The war is already started, how big will it get.
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