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America could lose a war against North Korea, former US commander says in leaked letter

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 Alluvial    505

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/us-troops-north-korea-lose-outnumbered-army-under-supplied-conventional-warfare-nuclear-a8047826.html

http://www.newsweek.com/if-war-north-korea-comes-us-military-would-be-outnumbered-former-top-commander-707212

US troops 'are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces', says Jan-Marc Jouas

The US military would find itself outnumbered and under-supplied if war broke out with North Korea, a former top commander in the region has reportedly claimed.

American troops “are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as [allied] forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting”, according to retired Lt Gen Jan-Marc Jouas.

They would also face problems in getting reinforcements or new supplies, he claimed, saying fresh troops “may well find their bases subject to attack by conventional or chemical weapons, which will further delay their entry into the war”.

In a letter to members of Congress, obtained by Newsweek, Lt Gen Jouas said even limited military action against Kim Jong-un’s regime would be likely to precipitate a full-scale war, yet would probably not destroy Pyongyang’s nuclear capability totally.

He added: “An enormous casualty and evacuee crisis will develop and include over 100,000 non-combatant Americans, many of who will turn to US forces to get them off the peninsula.”

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 apache54    4,601

think tanks always have several outcomes predicted from many angles. so yes this is just one of many possibilities that could happen! WAR is NEVER a given!! anyone tells you that is a idiot!!

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 Erudite One    608
2 minutes ago, londonorchar said:

Wasn't this one of the problems during the first Korean war?????

Sure was.

You know, the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions expecting a different result. That kind of stuff...

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Just now, londonorchar said:

Wasn't this one of the problems during the first Korean war?????

We had very good Generals in the Korean War. 

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 londonorchar    334
18 hours ago, Square The Circle said:

 yup, i mean shit these guys had just won ww2

But were unable to pull off a victory in Korea without resorting to nukes which Douglas MacArthur  wanted to do which also got him fired!

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 GT500    1,928
On 11/10/2017 at 7:12 PM, Erudite One said:

Sure was.

You know, the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions expecting a different result. That kind of stuff...

Amen..

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 Ukshep    18,851

The army veteran said even limited military action against North Korea could cause a full-scale war leaving the US “vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces.”

The use of nuclear weapons by Kim Jong-un could not be ruled out and a full-scale war would probably not destroy Pyongyang’s nuclear capability totally he warned.

Lt Gen Jouas said the US “are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as allied forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting.”

He went on to say that the US could also have problems in getting reinforcements or new supplies, adding troops “may well find their bases subject to attack by conventional or chemical weapons, which will further delay their entry into the war”.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/878218/world-war-3-kim-jong-un-north-korea-pyongyang-nuclear-war-donald-trump-nuclear-war

Some valid arguments I think. But world stage and all. Does it really matter? We need to start preparing ourselves so that if shtf we won't need to take risks to survive... I know most of you are already prepping so no worries.

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