SonnabendGuest05-27-2010, 06:00 AMDo you think it is right and doable by the US to be a major party in an upcoming conflict? If the US and the UN (preferably other forces such as russia and the EU) flexes their muscles enough to keep china out of it then maybe it would be for the best to leave most of this conflict to the south koreans.
Perhaps I have misunderstood the condition of the PRNK but as far as I know they are basicly reliant on foreign aid for food. How the hell are they supposed to wage war against the south koreans, who have a well trained, well motivated, well equipped
defense force with the possibility of strong supply lines.
I actually believe that if the north invaded the south starvation would wipe out/cause rebellion in large parts of the northern civilian population while the purely military losses would be unfathomably unproportional in comparison to any territorial or tactical advances.
From what little I know of this, the south wouldn't go unscathed through the conflict but the north would be obliterated partly by the weapons of the south, partly by reality and the domino effect.
If it could be avoided, wouldn't it be better if the US saved it's tax dollars and sorted out the conflicts it's already entangled in?
*slams head on desk*
05-28-2010, 06:52 AM
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I'm not an american, these issues aren't exactly my academic specialisation and I might absolutely be wrong. Thanks for your reply.
05-31-2010, 03:20 PM
The second part of your question refers to the UN and others playing a part in this. They won't. The Russians and Chinese will prevent any action by the UN in the Security Council. Russia will do this out of spite, and China will do it out of a desire to avoid losing a critical buffer state. The EU nations will send token forces, and the gelded militaries of our allies will end up requiring more support from us in the form of transportation and logistics than their combat capabilities will be worth. Expect to see a US/South Korean/Australian force (depending on the current Labor PM's menstrual cycle), with token support from Europe and Japan (on the ground, at least, although Japan will provide tremendous support as a staging base). Oh, and the Islamist states that have gotten aid from North Korea, in the form of weapons technology and arms shipments, such as Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria and the like will drive the rest of the Islamic bloc in the UN to oppose meaningful action.
In short, the downside for not acting is huge, the upside for not acting is minimal.--Odysseus
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