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

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    If NK uses just one, it will get messy very fast. One B-2 alone can carry 16 nukes.
     
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    Wow- its like you play a perverse 'phone' tag.

    Basque: The U.S. will lose war says general
    Newsweek headline: The US could lose war says general
    Article: General never says U.S. would- or could lose war.

    Why didn't Basque quote the article? Did Basque even read the article?

    Nothing in this article is new- or unexpected

    If a conflict between North Korea and the United States suddenly broke out, U.S. troops in South Korea would be "outnumbered" and undersupplied, warns 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," 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.

    According to Jouas, it would take days to months for the necessary U.S. reinforcements, supplies and equipment to reach the Korean Peninsula. Once the troops finally arrive, Jouas added, "they may well find their bases subject to attack by conventional or chemical weapons, which will further delay their entry into the war."

    Jouas also highlighted the risk a conflict would pose to both South Korean and American civilians living in the region. He said it would take "days" to eliminate North Korean artillery, rockets and missiles that threaten the South Korean capital of Seoul, which is home to 25 million people. Meanwhile, "an enormous casualty and evacuee crisis will develop and include over a hundred thousand non-combatant Americans, many of who will turn to U.S. forces to get them off the peninsula," Jouas added.

    He also warned that the protection of South Korean civilians and evacuation of U.S. civilians would be "significantly complicated" by the "expected use" of nuclear and chemical weapons by Kim Jong Un's regime.
     
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    Hard to do

    Easier to keep the peace
     
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    South Korea is prepared. NK will not be able to invade very far.
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    It is of the up most importance that Trump keeps us out of war with north Korea.
     
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    Not really hard to do, if they had started 50 years agol


    And keeping the peace would be nerve racking if Kim had less leverage.
     
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    There is little doubt that the US could, in the long run, defeat the NK military. The question is what would that "victory" look like. Particularly to the SK civilian population. Seoul would be a steaming pile of rubble, and that's from conventional weapons.

    Having said that, one has to wonder if the north could attack the south "out of the blue", if you will. While the north's forces are obviously aligned against the south, I would think there would be telltale signs. I'll also second what others have said in this thread and that's that the SK military is not to be trifled with. I know a number of people that have trained with SK forces and to a man they would stand shoulder to shoulder with SK troops above any other except the brits.
     
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    Given the threat, I would imagine Seoul has underground bunkers to withstand bombardment
     
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    the general is the dumbass
    if they are using arty/rockets, and missiles on Seoul, that means the SK and US forces will move and destroy the NK military faster---get it???!!!???
    he says they are going to use their military might against Seoul instead of the attacking military force???
    yeah--he's a smart guy

    you know I see this crap in other forums.......you think the US and SK will be like snowmen--just sitting there doing nothing
     
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    We are very adept at quickly locating where artillery fire is coming from
     

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