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  •  Should the North attack South Korea and it looks (1+ / 0-)
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    like the South is about to be overrun, what is the US military doctrine involved there.  The US forces there are a mere tripwire to let the North know that they are doing something serious.  

    Should the shit hit the fan, is there a first strike option in the US doctrine using nukes?  Anyone know?

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:39:52 PM PDT

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    •  Why would we nuke them..... (2+ / 0-)

      .....instead of just using conventional weapons on their nukes?

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:43:53 PM PDT

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    •  Just a guess (2+ / 0-)
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      But if it anything more than a flyswatter, within 24 hours there will be a 50 foot deep hole where North Korea used to be. I think the Kim Jong Un is well aware of this, but he is totally crazy, and may not care. I would strongly recommend that China start dealing with this nonsense in a more assertive way, because they will not like the results if North Korea gets completely out of control.

      Do Pavlov's dogs chase Schroedinger's cat?

      by corwin on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:46:16 PM PDT

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      •  My guess is that China is wanting a closer look... (0+ / 0-)

        ...at our capability, so they pushed the NK Generals to do this shit. We're rushing anti-missile sysyems over there as fast as we can. When Kim3.0 pushes the button those missiles may take a threatening track, but will probably be unarmed. If and when we shoot them down, the Chinese military will know what to expect when they make their play for Taiwan.

        jes sayin'

        "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

        by CanisMaximus on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:54:43 PM PDT

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        •  China has (1+ / 0-)
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          been in our computer networks and has aircraft plans Why would they need a closer look?

          (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

          by PJEvans on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:24:02 PM PDT

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          •  Who knows what double-dealing US intel... (0+ / 0-)

            ...has been playing with the Chinese? Do they really have any valid information? How much transparency is there in these cases? There's nothing to go on except the word of the government.

            "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

            by CanisMaximus on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:13:57 PM PDT

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        •  What is your guess based on? (0+ / 0-)
          •  Because none of this.. (0+ / 0-)

            ...posturing by NK makes any sense othewise.

            Why do we fear Iran and laugh (up until now) at North Korea? Hint: One has oil.

            And since when is a "guess" anything more than "conjecture?"

            jes sayin!

            "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

            by CanisMaximus on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:58:29 PM PDT

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      •  He isn't crazy (1+ / 0-)
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        For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

        by Anne Elk on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:13:28 PM PDT

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