Skip to comments.North Korea: What happens if Kim Jong-un acts on his threats?
Posted on 03/29/2013 6:07:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In the event that the 'bellicose rhetoric' of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un turns into something more serious, the opening hours of conflict could be 'pretty ugly,' defense analysts warn.
Veteran North Korea watchers, citing what they see as increasingly troubling signs coming from the dictatorial regime, are voicing concerns that its new young leader, Kim Jong-un, could do something ill-advised, even start a war.
On Friday North Korea renewed what the U.S. has condemned as its bellicose rhetoric, saying Kim had ordered the nations missile forces to prepare to strike the United States and South Korea.
In response to the prospect of North Korea following through on this and other marginally less dire threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that the US military will unequivocally defend, and [is] unequivocally committed to the alliance with, South Korea.
But if hostilities were in fact to erupt, how might they play out?
Some former US Special Operations Forces and longtime Korea defense analysts have their own thoughts on what an unequivocal US military response could look like, including how US troops would be deployed in the event of a lethal first strike on US and allied military forces by North Korea precisely the sort of move Mr. Kim has been threatening to make.
What would such a first North Korean move resemble? It might involve small-scale infiltrations using mini-submarines, assassination attempts.....
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Need to read ‘One Second After’.
If he attacks, we no longer have a North Korea, just Korea.
Either his threats are empty or he’s suicidally insane.
I think Li’l Kim will bend over and light his fart, the backdraft will blow his mind.
Food Tasters will no longer be needed.
One Second After
I tear up at those dam’ dogs.
Sumpin like dis, only on land.
Obama will run like he did at benghazi, the South will be overrun by the Chi-Coms, and The Japs will realize their on their own.
The Navy could take that bad haircut out from 200mi. If the Air Force comes in he loses the barber and the chef.
Obama surrenders, and our country is taken over by a communist.
“North Korea: What happens if Kim Jong-un acts on his threats?”
Those who prepped have a chance of waiting out the panic buying, the shortages, and the violence.
Those who laughed at us are raped and killed.
You guy’s predicting a response think Reagan or Bush were still CIC.
He’s pretty clearly just saber-rattling. Hoping to get some attention. At least I hope so. A really bad thing would be if he’s done a political calculation that tells him that he can get away with something now, with an Obama administration that he might not otherwise get away with.
Would Obama balk at defending South Korea from a NorK adventure? The big problem is that this is a question at all.
IIRC it began about this time of year too.
Before spring planting had begun in earnest and after most of the previous years harvest had already been sold overseas, consumed or put in grain elevators in the midwest.
South Korea will have a new and huge parking lot for their Hyudai's, Kia's, and Daewoo's.
And North Koreans will finally get a good meal and a good night's rest!
Bomb them Gangnam style!!!
You would think if the North were really planning a large scale attack they wouldn’t broadcast it with a long, drawn out temper tantrum. And they’d probably also wait till the US/South Korea military drills were long over. I guess maybe the regime is more unstable than people think, but it doesn’t seem likely that they’d march off to a war they can’t win with so much notice given.
It’s not our response that concerns me. No question we obliviate them. I am more concerned about their first shot.
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