Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How Many Troops Will Be Needed To Stabilize North Korea If It Collapses?

How Many Troops If North Collapses? 300K+ -- Wall Street Journal

Imagine North Korea collapses. How many soldiers would be needed – in the best case assuming North Koreans don’t put up a resistance – to stabilize the country so that food and medicine can get in and other work can start to be done?

Jennifer Lind, a political scientist at Dartmouth College, and research partner Bruce Bennett of Rand Corp. have been crunching the numbers and come up with a surprisingly large figure: 300,000 to 400,000.

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My Comment: What is my take on North Korea's future .... I foresee a Romanian type/style of revolution in which (in a span of a few days) the military and security forces .... coupled with massive civilian unrest .... will topple the regime in a brief but violent confrontation.

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