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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 1:13 p.m. PST

…A Nightmare For America To Fight.

"North Korea is just slightly larger than Ohio. To the south it borders South Korea, to the west it borders the Yellow Sea, and to the east it borders the Sea of Japan. To the North it shares an 880 mile border with China and a much smaller one with Russia. The southern border is heavily fortified, with a 2.5 mile demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. About a tenth of the population resides in the capital, Pyongyang, with the rest primarily residing in cities on both coastlines, often separated by water, hilly or rough terrain.

Any invasion of North Korea would have to take account these geographical realities. The 1.2 million man Korean People's Army is organized into nineteen corps-sized units, including nine infantry corps, four mechanized corps, one armored corps, one artillery corps, the Pyongyang Defense Command, Missile Guidance Bureau and Light Infantry Instruction Guidance Bureau. More than half of these forces, particularly the mechanized, armor, and artillery forces are located near the DMZ, making an early cross-border assault unattractive…"
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Jan 2020 1:37 p.m. PST

Does anyone want to invade North Korea? grin

However, keep in mind that their military would quickly find itself immobile and unsupplied, and would the people even be willing to fight for their dictator?

USAFpilot14 Jan 2020 2:55 p.m. PST

Yea, where did that come from? No one is planning to invade North Korea. There's nothing there except a lot of starving people.

nsolomon9914 Jan 2020 6:29 p.m. PST

Who wants to invade North Korea? The South Koreans don't even want it!

I remember all this sort of talk during the early phase of Gulf War I when we had journos crawling all over the evening news telling us how scary the Iraqi army was and the all their super duper Soviet war gear would threaten our allied forces and their air defences were Soviet supplied and designed and therefore impenetrable and their Soviet tanks were so much better than ours and they had so many more artillery tubes and so and so on….

rmaker14 Jan 2020 8:25 p.m. PST

Hmm. More nose-counting while ignoring quality. Drop back to 1844 and substitute "Mexico" for "North Korea" and this could have appeared in The Times (London or New York).

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 9:16 p.m. PST

I'll bet they could be convinced to surrender if we airdropped propaganda/truth leaflets of what South Korea and the USA look like, along with food take-out menus with color photos, and perhaps even Snickers bars, or the Korean equivalent.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 6:13 a.m. PST

along with food take-out menus

I'm not a very violent person but anyone threatening to make me eat fast "food" might have a war on their hands.

A Big Mac & fries is surely a crime against humanity.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 9:02 a.m. PST

I'm with Solomon99 !! I even clearly recall a "newsman" on a certain channel who could hardly hide his glee as he spoke of how the American forces were really in for it as they approached the "vaunted and elite Iraqi Republican guard!"

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 12:06 p.m. PST



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