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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 12:36 AM
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58. The troops in South Korea are essentially a speed bump
I say this will all respect for men in Uniform and as someone who spent a year in Camp Casey.

Most optomisitic projections is land forces would be overwhelmed (mainly due to ammunition depletion) within 2-3 hours of a full scale invasion.

The 16,000 troops on the Peninsula exists as the most powerful insurance policy in the world.

No possible way North Korea can invade with out killing Americans soldiers by the thousands.
We know this. They know this.
The public outrage (imagine CNN showing photos of burning American tanks and troops lying in mud) would give President the political cover to do anything that is necessary.
This would be everything up to and include authorization for nuclear release.
We know this. They know this.

North Korea can invade South Korea at any time and we can't stop them. At best we can delay them. However doing so would be signing their own death warrants.
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