There appears to be no way out. Attacking North Korea (NK) If the Pacific Allies (U.S., Japan, South Korea (SK)) wait any longer, our losses only grow greater. It appears inconceivable that the North will negotiate and will back down. Therefore, the Pacific Allies must bite the bullet and assert an all out attack. It will cost millions of lives in NK. It will cost tens of thousands of lives in SK and possibly Japan We may (and likely will) have to go nuclear and possibly bring out of hiding, space weapons we have no doubt developed awaiting use until they were absolutely necessary.
The horrendous issue is that there is almost no way that the attack can successfully keep Seoul safe from massive damage and many deaths. NK has had decades to prepare artillery and short-range missile systems that can destroy SK once used. Plus, these weapon systems are well protected. NK is heavily fortified and its weapons reside in bunkers that are hardened such that only the most powerful bombs or missiles can penetrate to “take them out.” NK most likely can and will set off an artillery barrage on SK that will kill tens of thousands. There is almost no logical way to prevent it, short of NK deciding to back down and give in to the demands of the Pacific Allies.
Now, it is less likely that NK can employ their nukes against the Allies as part of the conflagration. Certainly, their “one” ICBM nuclear-equipped missile (assuming it is ready to launch) has almost no chance to harm the continental US. However, where the U.S. is vulnerable is with NK subs that may be resident just off our coast lines and can lob a dirty bomb into our cities with a cruise missile. Our defense against such an attack by inferior NK “attack subs” (not nuclear powered nor nuclear-missile equipped), seems robust, but even still the possibility that we might see one or more cities on our coastlines devastated is credible. We can only hope that our submarine defense has a lock on the location of every NK sub globally (which is possible if not probable) and would take effective action immediately against all of them once the Commander-in-chief says “Go” and launches the attack against the NK mainline. From the few contacts I have with naval personnel (retired Navy sub mariner personnel), we do know the location of all Russian and Chinese subs (we track them 7×24). It is probable that we do the same with NK subs (most folks don’t know that NK has over four dozen subs operating in the oceans worldwide). This is the most probable, most practical threat posed against the U.S. mainline.
But the other threat the U.S. faces is the possible use of an EMP device set off above the U.S. from one of two NK satellites that orbit the earth from pole to pole and cross the U.S. several times daily. Our defense against these satellites would be to take them out with “hunter destroyer” space satellite weapons (which we likely have) and to do this at the first sign of going to war. We simply cannot protect our “grid” against EMP attacks based upon “hardened” power systems on the ground… and we cannot afford to let one “go off.” It only takes one moderately powerful nuclear detonation above the continent at the height of a satellite over our heads to devastate our grid and our economy. (See the book by expert Dr. Peter Pry, The Long Sunday, for explicit details – https://www.bookdepository.com/Long-Sunday-Dr…/9781539746478). Eliminating all threats of an EMP must be our top priority, even above subjecting our west coast major cities to dirty bombs attacks launched from cruise missiles (again, which likely reside on nearby NK subs). This is because an EMP can virtually destroy the entire U.S. economy and lead to millions of deaths from eventual famine and failure to have potable water (distribution systems would fail without electricity)
Why war now? It would seem the issue is this: We will likely experience significant retaliatory losses if we attack. However, if we don’t attack now and delay until NK has even greater nuclear capacity, the losses will be multiplied by a factor of ten to one hundred. In other words, a war with NK may lead to 100,000 deaths in SK, Japan, and the U.S. But if we wait, the destruction could jump from that horrible number to an unthinkable number of at least ten million… or even one hundred million (a factor one thousand times greater).
The article below from noted geopolitical analyst George Friedman talks about the inevitability of the decision to go to war. A point of view he has concluded, as I have, is almost assuredly the only way out. It is time to pray that we make the best decision among several bad choices and that our military operates at peak efficiency to defend our nation and our allies.
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