The US will lose in a war against North Korea, a former Pentagon commander warns

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    We wouldn't lose
    N Korea lacks the economy for a sustained conflict

    But we may not like the casualties
     
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    When I was over there I was told we were nothing but a speed bump that N. Korea would hit on the way to Seoul. The ROK soilders are probably way better equipped to handle war with the north than we are.
     
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    They don´t need that economy. A look at the geography and it is clear it is them who set the rules of the war.
     
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    They could mount an initial attack
    But they lack the logistics to maintain an invasion. We would cut off their limited supples and they would quickly run out of fuel, food and ammunition
     
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    War = $$$$$$
     
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    The Newsweek article headline was misleading. According to the link provided, here is what was said by Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, the former deputy commander of U.S. Forces in Korea:

    “If a conflict between North Korea and the United States suddenly broke out, U.S. Troops in South Korea would be "outnumbered" and undersupplied, warn Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, the former deputy commander of U.S. Forces in Korea.

    "The 28,500 U.S. Armed Forces personnel in South Korea are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as [South Korean] forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting. Unlike every conflict since the last Korean War, we will not be able to build up our forces prior to the start of hostilities”

    His comments did not address the full military advantages/disadvantages of both sides of the conflict but only concerned the ground troops already in Korea. The United States has an arsenal the likes of which North Korea has never seen. No sane person would ever believe that North Korea could win a war with the U.S. The Newsweek reporter who concocted that headline is engaging in pure sensationalism. He probably had previous employment with The National Enquirer.
     
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    "The 28,500 U.S. Armed Forces personnel in South Korea are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as [South Korean] forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting. Unlike every conflict since the last Korean War, we will not be able to build up our forces prior to the start of hostilities," Jouas wrote in a November 7 letter obtained by Newsweek to several Democratic members of Congress. It's estimated North Korea has roughly 1.2 million troops.

    The idiot thinks the entire war would be fought using the troops stationed there. Just shows that the Pentagon has idiots the moronic MSM loves to use.
     
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