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be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« on: October 08, 2016, 11:02:14 AM »
We should always "be prepared" but I still question using this type of rhetoric in a public forum, especially when the adversary mentioned is mentally unbalanced, paranoid, and whose country is starving and corrupt. It could, of course, been an issue of translation or "aggressive" reporting by the Japanese paper, but UPI picked it up so?

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/10/07/Report-US-Pacific-Command-chief-tells-troops-to-be-ready-to-fight-tonight/3231475866008/

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 03:19:21 PM »
We should always "be prepared" but I still question using this type of rhetoric in a public forum, especially when the adversary mentioned is mentally unbalanced, paranoid, and whose country is starving and corrupt. It could, of course, been an issue of translation or "aggressive" reporting by the Japanese paper, but UPI picked it up so?

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/10/07/Report-US-Pacific-Command-chief-tells-troops-to-be-ready-to-fight-tonight/3231475866008/

I agree that jingoistic or unnecessarily provocative rehetoric serves no good purpose but bear in mind that the Admiral is addressing the troops at a flag level change of command ceremony at the very "tip of the spear."  I think the admonition to be ready to fight is appropriate for the time and the place.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2016, 12:49:19 AM »
What ever.  As a Marine, we were always being told to be prepared to go to war at a moments notice.  What's the big deal?


Carl Vincent Strike Group ordered to Korean Peninsula
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 09:28:31 PM »


“We are sending an armada. Very powerful,” Trump said during an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “We have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That, I can tell you.”

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/batgru-70-westpac17.htm

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/11/us-navy-carrier-strike-group-sets-its-sights-on-north-korea.html

 On 10 April 2017, North Korea's Foreign Ministry issued a statement warning that the US carrier strike group's deployment showed that the US's "reckless moves for invading" had "reached a serious phrase," adding that Pyongyang would defend itself against such "reckless acts of aggression." On 11 April 2017, the foreign ministry spokesman said "We will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms... We will hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions."

A US preemptive strike against North Korea could result in massive civilian casualties in South Korea. Vasily Kashin, senior researcher at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, issued the warning in his contribution to the Russian daily Izvestiya on 11 April 2017. Kashin said US precision strikes could destroy some of the North’s key facilities such as the Yongbyon nuclear site, but it would be difficult to remove all its nuclear materials, weapons and missiles. The expert also projected that Pyongyang would turn to its asymmetric military capabilities to counter such action by the US, making massive civilian casualties inevitable. He added that the North’s counterattack would not deal a severe blow to US troops, however South Korea's capital region, with a population of 25 million, is within the range of the North’s artillery attack.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 09:36:15 PM »
With Vinson are two Burke DD's Meyer and Murphy and a single Ticonderoga CG Lake Champlain - throw in a couple of attack subs and it's hardly an Armada.  It just highlights the current pitiful state of the US Navy.   

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 09:44:42 PM »
With Vinson are two Burke DD's Meyer and Murphy and a single Ticonderoga CG Lake Champlain - throw in a couple of attack subs and it's hardly an Armada.  It just highlights the current pitiful state of the US Navy.

Seems like the Japanese are going to help screen the Vinson.   I'm sure the Chinese leadership want Kim gone as much as anyone but this won't make them happy.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 02:49:28 PM »

All that follows is information available to the public that might give you some food for thought

I have three words for you:  KILL ON LAUNCH.  In the boost phase a ballistic missile is highly vulnerable.  It can be destroyed by pure kinetics without their being an explosion. (Think smart rocks.)
I would imagine that there are a swarm of drones over NK as we speak. 

NK is a relatively small country and is part of a peninsula. Being as narrow as 125 KM at its center,  it is virtually all in a litoral and any point in the country is within easy reach of seaborne weapons.  The Navy converted four Ohio Class submarines that were Trident Missile launch platforms to launch land attack and anti ship cruise missiles. This was done because of a limitation on intercontinental ballistic missiles/warheads imposed by the START treaty.  The converted ships which were formerly SSBNs were redesignated SSGN and they each carry 154 cruise missiles in place of the 24 Trident missiles.  Within the terms of the START treaty, cruise missiles can be tipped with nuclear warheads that produce a yield that places them in the category of a tactical versus a strategic weapon. 

In my opinion the VIncent Battle Group is for show at this point.  However, if Kim were to be crazy enough to launch missiles at it and they are not destroyed on launch, the 5 Aegis Combat System equipped ships in the BG would be more than sufficient to knock them down.  What would follow would be a devasting attack from the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and South Korea that will make the shock and awe of Operation Iraqui Freedom look like a small town fireworks display.   



 


Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 03:56:00 PM »
Dept. Of Defense / James Mattis Press Conference on President Trump's Actions, Russia & North Korea.
Streamed live on Apr 11, 2017
LIVE: Defense Department Briefing From The Pentagon on Russia, North Korea and China (4/11/2017) James Mattis press conference On President Trump's Actions - UN Security Council 4/7/2017 HD.



Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 04:11:20 PM »
PENCE shows HUGE support from the UNITED STATES for SOUTH KOREA!  4.18.17.


Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 07:39:01 PM »
The USS MICHIGAN just pulled into port in South Korea.  The MICHIGAN is one of four converted Trident boomers that now carry 150+ cruise missiles that I mentioned in an earlier post.  It can also carry a SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT).  This used to be called gunboat diplomacy. 


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Michigan_(SSGN-727)

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2017, 07:46:20 PM »

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2017, 08:01:21 PM »
Trump Summons Entire Senate for North Korea Briefing, US Threatens Strikes.
Published on Apr 25, 2017
With a joint meeting with both China and Japan: https://archive.fo/0h8fS



Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2017, 08:38:28 PM »
USS MICHIGAN SUBMARINE DOCKS in SOUTH KOREA & READY for DPRK!  4.25.17.


Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2017, 08:42:31 PM »
USS MICHIGAN SUBMARINE DOCKS in SOUTH KOREA & READY for DPRK!  4.25.17.


I get 'show of force' but I'd rather them run silent, run deep. One never knows when/why needed and don't like enemies various and sundry knowing where they are.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2017, 08:44:57 PM »
I get 'show of force' but I'd rather them run silent, run deep. One never knows when/why needed and don't like enemies various and sundry knowing where they are.

I agree. 

There could be something else, though, going on beneath the surface.  No pun intended, for the most part.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2017, 08:47:58 PM »
I agree. 

There could be something else, though, going on beneath the surface.  No pun intended, for the most part.
Yeah. And NEVER apologize for puns. They are fun, and weaker/lame they are the more funny! INTEND them even!

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2017, 10:53:50 PM »
Thanks for posting on this. I'm very concerned about the NK situation, but not too knowledgable about this stuff.

There's a lot of stuff on the Internet that is wild rumors, of course.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2017, 11:19:31 PM »
I'm like, whatever.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 02:11:58 AM »
I'm like, whatever.

We can do this!  Sort of.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2017, 09:31:52 PM »
CHINA concerned about holding live EXERCISES! US & South Korea Holds joint training.  4.26.17.



Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2017, 02:49:10 AM »
CHINA concerned about holding live EXERCISES! US & South Korea Holds joint training.  4.26.17.


I used to love those Korean exercises.  The ROK's take their shit seriously.


Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2017, 05:09:45 PM »
The North's official KCNA news agency said on May 2nd: "The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war.

"Any military provocation against the DPRK will precisely mean a total war which will lead to the final doom of the US."



Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2017, 05:46:24 PM »
So how many 'tonights' has this war been supposed to start?

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2017, 05:51:11 PM »
So how many 'tonights' has this war been supposed to start?

Really! It's starting to feel like the whole Russia thing.  ::)

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2017, 06:17:28 PM »
I honestly wonder if this is the time to buy rice futures

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2017, 06:22:15 PM »
I honestly wonder if this is the time to buy rice futures

The days of futures are past.

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2017, 06:28:07 PM »
Should I bring in my tomato plants tonight?

Re: be "ready to fight [North Korea] tonight,"
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2017, 07:40:42 PM »
Duct tape and plastic.

And, the iodine.... don't forget the iodine!!!