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    Originally posted by Blademaster View Post
    I don't understand South Korean thinking. Why can't they buy off the N. Koreans and convince them to surrender peacefully or encourage several elements in NK to initiate a coup de etat? If the Chinese can do it, why can't the SK?
    Nobody, not the Chinese, not the South Koreans, and certainly not the Americans want to be saddled with 25 million beggars.

    Originally posted by DPrime View Post
    Do they need to be devoted to the new "dear leader", or just the system as a whole?
    It's a conscription system. Meaning that the soldiers are more loyal to their stomachs than to the system. One of the causes of mutiny was hunger.

    Originally posted by DPrime View Post
    Certainly elements are not, but enough of the senior leadership and officer and NCO corps would be, I should think.
    The Chinese think that they can be inside the North Korean capital within 2 weeks. That can only happen if they have several North Korean corps in their pockets.

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  • DPrime
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    Originally posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
    You're assuming complete devotion to Kim when in fact the North Korean army has been racked by mutinies and entire divisional staffs have been shot.
    Do they need to be devoted to the new "dear leader", or just the system as a whole?

    Certainly elements are not, but enough of the senior leadership and officer and NCO corps would be, I should think.

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  • Blademaster
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    I don't understand South Korean thinking. Why can't they buy off the N. Koreans and convince them to surrender peacefully or encourage several elements in NK to initiate a coup de etat? If the Chinese can do it, why can't the SK?

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    Sure. The Secret Police.

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  • Red Team
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    Originally posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
    You're assuming complete devotion to Kim when in fact the North Korean army has been racked by mutinies and entire divisional staffs have been shot.
    That is a good point sir. Little Kim (and I use that term lightly) hasn't exactly been the figure of inspiration since he took power. But surely there'd be some form of opposition against North Korea being assimilated by the capitalist dogs of the South or becoming the newest province of the People's Republic?

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    Originally posted by Red Team View Post
    That was my main concern: the potential for a drawn out unconventional campaign. The NORKs are nothing if not extremely fanatic.
    You're assuming complete devotion to Kim when in fact the North Korean army has been racked by mutinies and entire divisional staffs have been shot.

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  • Red Team
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    Originally posted by DPrime View Post
    Conventional?

    Or can we assume the North Koreans have conducted some "lessons learned" sessions and are prepared for prolonged guerrilla combat?

    All I know is don't underestimate the Koreans on either side. They are a tough people.
    That was my main concern: the potential for a drawn out unconventional campaign. The NORKs are nothing if not extremely fanatic.

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  • Stitch
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    Originally posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
    You tell me.



    Maybe at most a couple of days of shelling before their guns would be driven out of range or destroyed. As soon as the war starts, the artillery positions would be attacked and infantry assaults would begin immediately.

    Yes. That's right. South Korean infantry assaults north.

    Unless the South is willing to machine gun refugees, the DMZ is not going to stop them. There are foot paths, all covered by machine gun nests, that South Korean troops use to patrol the DMZ.
    That night-time satellite photo says it all; tell me which country has the resources (and the backing of friendly nations) to sustain a war for more than a few days.

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    Originally posted by Blademaster View Post
    Are there any stockpiling?
    You tell me.



    Originally posted by Blademaster View Post
    I am more concerned about the NK's artillery barrages. It could inflict heavy damage on South Korean industries. Many of SK's industries are within 50 km of the DMZ.
    Maybe at most a couple of days of shelling before their guns would be driven out of range or destroyed. As soon as the war starts, the artillery positions would be attacked and infantry assaults would begin immediately.

    Yes. That's right. South Korean infantry assaults north.

    Originally posted by Blademaster View Post
    SK does not have to worry about refugees. After all the DMZ would take care of the refugees.
    Unless the South is willing to machine gun refugees, the DMZ is not going to stop them. There are foot paths, all covered by machine gun nests, that South Korean troops use to patrol the DMZ.

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  • DPrime
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    Originally posted by Red Team View Post
    Assuming China cuts off fuel and food shipments to the NORKs upon a strike on South Korea, what's the estimate as to how long the NORKs would be able to conduct operations?
    Conventional?

    Or can we assume the North Koreans have conducted some "lessons learned" sessions and are prepared for prolonged guerrilla combat?

    All I know is don't underestimate the Koreans on either side. They are a tough people.

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  • Blademaster
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    Originally posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
    Won't come to that. As soon as Kim starts preparing for war with no stopping in sight, the Chinese stops all fuel and food shipments and the NORKs would turn on its own as a matter of survival. Families would be fighting for heating fuel rather than let it goto the tanks and planes.

    It is VERY EASY to collapse NK without firing a single shot and everybody knows it.
    Are there any stockpiling? I am more concerned about the NK's artillery barrages. It could inflict heavy damage on South Korean industries. Many of SK's industries are within 50 km of the DMZ. SK does not have to worry about refugees. After all the DMZ would take care of the refugees.

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  • Red Team
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    Assuming China cuts off fuel and food shipments to the NORKs upon a strike on South Korea, what's the estimate as to how long the NORKs would be able to conduct operations?

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  • Mihais
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    Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    If 2 then its what the Colonel says....unless the regime is totally suicidal.
    They may be.Not by design,but by idiocy.The porky Kim is in his 20's.The generals that hold his hands look like they're going to the grave very soon.So Porky will be left with utter retards and sicophants.Porky,very likely,has no idea what's going on the world,nor in his own country.He looks like he lived in the ivory tower all his life.He also seems to enjoy it and I very much doubt he even scratched his hand in a tae-kwon-do training.A very dangerous mix for himself and his cronies.

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  • Tanker
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    Unfortunately, if you feed North Korean women corn you will need a mop :)

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  • Tanker
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    This is what you get when you feed women corn in New Zealand :)


    Originally posted by YellowFever View Post
    Every time I want to say something bad about NZ, I can't bring myself to do it...because you guys think this is a hot chick....

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