WILL NORTH KOREA STRIKE THE US WITH
The war between the US and North Korea in the 1950s has never been declared settled.
We are legally still at war. North Korea has had over 50 years to work on their military acceleration. Two
things are certain. One is that their million man army is a very formidable force, and is one of the best
trained of any country. A very impressive showing of their troop capability will give anyone a second thought
of attacking them on land. Secondly, they seam to be determined to produce a nuclear bomb and accumulate
an impressive nuclear arsenal. Any act of nuclear aggression from North Korea would certainly be met with
devastating consequences by the US. What their intentions are once their bomb is developed is not clear.
They do not have one bomb at present. The US stockpile contains nearly 10,000 nuclear warheads. 5,735 are
active and operational, while approximately 4,225 are held in inactive stockpiles. Even with our program
to dismantle most of the reserve stockpile by 2013 we will still have over 5,945 operational and reserve
warheads. It seems that any aggression by North Korea would be committing suicide, however the instability
of their leadership cannot be overlooked.
Our Nuclear powered submarines offer our best means of carrying out an attack. By 2008 we will have 14 Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines armed with over 2,000 warheads. These subs could easily sit off the coast of North Korea and obliterate the country. These subs will carry GPS guided missiles for improved accuracy. The Navy has stockpiled nearly 500 Trident 11 D5 missiles and continues to increase the number at a price of 66 million dollars per missile. A second conventional strike weapon is the Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missile.
Our Air Force has two types of long range bombers
which can be used on Nuclear attacks. The B2 Spirit and the
B-52H. These aircraft can deliver cruise missiles and gravity
bombs, such as the high-yield bomb with variable yield up
to 1.2 megatons.
North Korea has numerous internal problems,
such as major food shortages, major human rights violations,
and political repression. Kim Jong11 , the unstable seemingly
warped individual is defiantly leading the country into absolute
The proposed launch will make China unhappy as it does not want North Korea to provoke the US and Japan into a large buildup of defense systems in the region. China could impose economic and military pressure on North Korea, but is unwilling to do so. China is afraid that a collapse of the North Korean government would cause great instability in the area. South Korea is also concerned about the possible collapse as that would bring a gigantic influx of refugees, and the financial cost would be considerable. Another concern South Korea has is the possibility of North Korea launching its huge conventional force against them which could be devastating.
The US, with the North Korea threat in mind, issued a warning to North korea on the day of the reported missile tests. The US warned that North Korea that their actions would be considered a grave threat to the US who would hold them fully accountable for the consequences of such action.
So the question remains. What exactly are the intentions of North Korea? The problem gains legitimacy when the unpredictable Kim Jong 11 is taken into consideration. Is he ready to commit suicide, and sacrifice his country? Most believe the answer is " yes." There are four men who are out of the same mold, with aggressive behavior driven by hatred. They are Adolph Hitler, Hugo Chevez, Kim Jong 11, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. All four are a great danger to world peace. We already had WW11 because of Adolph Hitler, which one of these tyrants will cause WW111?
By Wayland Mayo