Sunday, May 21, 2017

An Inside Look At How U.S. Troops Would Respond Worldwide To A War On The Korean Peninsula

A full-scale, conventional war against North Korea would devastate the Korean Peninsula. Military experts predict North Korean forces will pour into the South quickly in a bid to maintain their momentum and choke off the South Korean capital of Seoul. Meanwhile, U.S. forces, fighting alongside their South Korean partners on land, in the air and from the sea, are expected to mobilize in full force to fend off against the North’s soldiers and artillery.
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Military Times: War with North Korea: An inside look at how U.S. troops would respond worldwide

The Trump administration sees no good military options in North Korea.

The rogue regime’s missile tests are growing more frequent, and Kim Jong-Un is closer than ever to being able to deliver a nuclear-tipped missile to the United States’ West Coast.

Yet given Seoul’s proximity to the border, military leaders fear that any preemptive strike would almost certainly set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events resulting in profound loss of life.

Recently, the military has taken a back seat to the State Department, where U.S. officials continue to push diplomatic and economic measures, hopeful, with the help of China, it can pressure the regime to halt its provocations voluntarily.

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WNU Editor: No sugar-coating on how long such a war would last. Absent any agreement to end the fighting, air and naval assets will get into the fight ASAP, but it will take more than a year before U.S. ground forces can have an impact on land.

12 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

Wrong.

Ground forces can be there in 2 weeks to a month or sooner

- CRAF
- MSC

It is just a matter if you are going to inconvenience yourself.

fred lapides said...

Can be "there"? I Assume there is North Korea or its capital. And then what? I recall that China did not like the Americans and the South Koreans advancing on its allies territory and thus sent troops across the Yalu...A lot of troops. Some 350,000.

Caecus said...

"The Marine Corps believes that launching a successful amphibious operation would involve between 10,000 and 17,000 Marines, of which between 4,000 and 5,000 would go ashore and fight, said retired Marine Col. David Fuquea, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College."

Over 100 000 Marines landed on Iwo Jima. 30 000+ fought at the Chosin Reservoir.

I know warfare has changed since then, but do they seriously think an amphibious attack into North Korea by 5 000 Marines would be succesful??

Aizino Smith said...

Rather limited thinking logistically and politically.

Who cares if China sends 350,000. They cannot defend the 3 gorges Dam. What would they do without it?

If you play prim & proper, the Chinese will yank your chain.

If you play crazy, the Chinese all the sudden will want to play prim & proper.

The Chinese could have 3 layers of defense and be able to detect stealth and shoot down ballistic missiles. they still could not defend the dam.

Aizino Smith said...

Caecus

Frederick William the Great used the Great Sleigh Drive to dislocate the Swedish Army. He destroyed it. He wanted to fight it, but did not get his wish.

Many things are possible.

fred lapides said...

Who cares? I and some dudes I know do care. I was there shortly after China sent those troops into Korea in 1950. You go, braveheart, and then tell us who cares?

Jay Farquharson said...

Due to a rather full current dance card, 5,000 Marines is about all they've got.

You might not have noticed, but General's with a "can't do" attitude, tend to be forced into early retirement.

Aizino Smith said...

Fred,

You were badly led. It happens in democracy.

It could have been worse. You could have been with Task Force Smith.

Also you could have been captured and sent to the USSR. Some POWs never came back.

Some pilots were interned by the Chinese. They said the Chinese treated them well. I would not count on it a 2nd time around though. Some people did not flee the Germans on the Eastern front, because they remembered WW1. They remembered the Germans as being civilized. Then things changed.

fazman said...

Why the assumption of a march on Pyongyang. ?
After the NK assests are relativley quickly destroyed and their logistical supply chain collapses it would revert to the status quo except his nuke programme will be in tatters.

Jay Farquharson said...

and then the flowers and parades.

LMFAO, the Korean War 1 was a brutal stalemate in which technology was ground down to a tie by sheer mass. The NORK's don't rely on mass anymore.

fazman said...

Why the assumption of a march on Pyongyang. ?
After the NK assests are relativley quickly destroyed and their logistical supply chain collapses it would revert to the status quo except his nuke programme will be in tatters.

Aizino Smith said...

You dissect North Korea until some general or group of generals ( or maybe lower ranks) decide that a bullet in the Dear Leader is the logical choice. You pension those people off.

The Chinese were a shock due to poor intel. They were beatable. El president just did not want to go there.

Mao's will could be broken just like everyone else. His son died in the Korean War after Mao kept him in the rear with the gear. He took it very hard.