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

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    The liberal alliance with North Korea might well provide enough support to cause us to lose a conflict. After all, it was the left that caused our loss in Vietnam. They could well repeat their success with North Korea.
     
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    Yep, the lefty jerks believed the bullshit comrade Cronkite fed them about getting our asses kicked during Tet meant it was over, an unwinable war.
    Except the opposition generals thought they had lost the war because we so thoroughly kicked their asses during Tet.
     
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    Depends if China will support them and we can cut off their supplies

    N Korea lacks the economy for a sustained war
     
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    Cronkite was right

    Saved lives
     
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    hey smart guy--if you actually read and understood my post, I said that what the General says is '''possible'''
    usually these articles [ MSM ] exaggerate/leave out important info to get readership

    ''tens of millions''?? sure, with a nuke war--but not a conventional war..the US had 400,000 deaths in all of WW2
    duh duh--yes with a nuke war, it would be a problem--this is a no-brainer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    in a conventional war, no so much
    air is much more deadly than it was even in 1965
    for the NK conventional attack to be successful, ALL the NK services have to:
    1. be efficient in their specialty--armor/infantry/logistics/air/AA
    2. work together as a combined arms military
    ----the AA has to be able to deal with the SK/US air--which I highly doubt they could--as we see in the Iraq war their air was worthless--this is right after Iraq got a lot of experience and training in the Iran-Iraq war
    --Korea much smaller land mass than Iraq---water surrounds Korea---US carriers can cover more of the country easier than they did in Iraq
    .....carriers and the Air Force can hit not only NK forces in the south easier, they can also hit NK easier than hitting forces n Iraq---much more refueling needed there

    the Iraqis had great, much experience -- and you see they failed miserably

    air power is a major factor--as in the Korean War and the Persian Gulf wars---and US air has shown many times it's efficiency/professionalism/etc
     
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    we didn't win in Vietnam--that's a different subject, but it was almost impossible to win
    actually we kept NK from over running SK--so a US '''win'''
    SK didn't get over run--a SK win
    China kept NK from being over run--a China ''win''
    NK wanted to over run SK-- an NK ''loss''

    there was very good intelligence/information that China was not going to stand for the UN to go into NK
    Mac totally ignored all the evidence/common sense and went there anyway
     
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    First of all, I find very humorous that you think you know more than a general, who oversaw and studied different scenarios, using high level intelligence, that you a zero access to.
    Secondly, it's a given that if North Korea was invaded, they would let loose their nuclear arsenal. That would insure that the tens of million. Seoul has 25 million people living in the city, NK has allegedly nukes pointed at Japan also. And then there's the citizens of NK.
    Back during the Korean War, when nukes didn't come into play, about 5 million people died.
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    "The Korean War was relatively short but exceptionally bloody. Nearly 5 million people died. More than half of these–about 10 percent of Korea’s prewar population–were civilians. (This rate of civilian casualties was higher than World War II’s and Vietnam’s.) Almost 40,000 Americans died in action in Korea, and more than 100,000 were wounded."
    Korean War - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
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    Obviously, with nukes in play, the death toll will make the Korean War look like child play
     
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    If there are nukes in play, that's a completely different ball game and one your general didn't elaborate on.
     
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    Lose a war with Korea? Who cares.

    We LOVE war. What’s another trillion dollars wasted on fireworks and the latest technological gadgets of war? What’s another million lives shot to hell? It’s what we do...

    Sixteen years in Afghanistan and we’re still going strong. Bring it on. Just put it on our tab.

    Besides, it’ll give trump a reason to walk around all puffed up, talking tough, and acting as if he has something, besides lint, in his pants.
     
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    I find it humorous you believe everything you read in the MSM...they never lie/exaggerate/distort/etc
     

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