Before A North Korea War, We'd See This... - Fusion Laced Illusions
In spite of bellicose rhetoric coming from US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, analysts point out there are no signs the US is planning a first strike on North Korea or that Kim will make good on threats to strike the US territory of Guam.
The US military isn’t in any position today to hit North Korea with the kind of campaign that would be required to bring battlefield success and would require weeks, if not months, to sort out the logistics, analysts state. Mark Hertling, a retired US Army general and CNN analyst, stated the tens of thousands of US civilians, many of them military dependents, would first have to be evacuated from South Korea. “How do you get the families off the peninsula? You have to do that first,” he stated. The US would also have to add to its forces in the region in what Hertling called “a reinforcement of shooters.” These would comprise of US Navy ships and submarines armed with cruise missiles, in addition Air Force bombers that could operate out of bases in Japan or Guam, he stated. “Some of these are in places in the region, but not enough to decapitate North Korea in terms of their artillery,” Hertling stated.