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    Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    Koreas Exchange Fire in Naval Clash - North Korea | Map | Government - FOXNews.com

    SEOUL, South Korea The two Koreas briefly exchanged naval fire Tuesday along their disputed western sea border, with a North Korean ship suffering heavy damage before retreating, South Korean military officials said.

    There were no South Korean casualties, the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, and it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties on the North Korean side. Each side blamed the other for violating the sea border
    -All it's going to take is a lit match and we're going to get pretty busy on the peninsula.

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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    NK would be absolutely retarded to start a war with S. Korea. N. Korea's ships are outdated, their subs are noisy and old. N. Korea's only possible joker is the number of kamikazis they could send against the South.

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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    But North Korea has a massive standing army militarised to the point of brainwashing and enough artillery pointing at the south to make the place look like a giant crater.
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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    Quote Originally Posted by Benzin388 View Post
    Koreas Exchange Fire in Naval Clash - North Korea | Map | Government - FOXNews.com



    -All it's going to take is a lit match and we're going to get pretty busy on the peninsula.
    Apparently this happens all the time with these two.
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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    It hasn't been so blatant and provacative for a long time, though. Normally it's missile testing and border closing and so forth. This is direct military engagement at a large level.
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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    In related news, North Korea is now building a new navy, which will consist of glass bottom boats, so they can look down and see the old North Korean navy.
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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    In related news, North Korea is now building a new navy, which will consist of glass bottom boats, so they can look down and see the old North Korean navy.
    Haha. Terrible in a good way.

    Brings up some interesting diplomacy issues for the six-party talks. If it does develop into war can the US really afford to lend the south financial and military aid? Who will China support?
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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Nixon View Post
    But North Korea has a massive standing army militarised to the point of brainwashing and enough artillery pointing at the south to make the place look like a giant crater.
    True however it's equipment is extremely dated. And the South and U.S. forces have a very capable and modern military machine in place that easily balances the playing field.

    I once held that should North Korea choose to attack we would be stretched too thin to really do much. Then a friend of mine directed me to some good sources on North Korean military capacity and capability...much more informative information than I had seen before (which isn't saying much).

    Anyway, the point is this...think Desert Storm. Yes NK has a huge arsenal of artillery, tanks, and men. But the tanks are older and would get eaten alive by the Abrams and K1 and K2 tanks, Their artillery is massed and would fall pray to our advanced counter battery fire, not to mention we would achieve air superiority very quickly and strike their artillery sites with near impunity. I'm not saying we wouldn't lose some ground, but we would win that engagement.

    The real worry if you ask me is their asymmetrical warfare capability. It's probably the largest in the world and would be difficult to contain.
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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    Is this to be a convential war, though? The North is basically a massive guerrilla army in disguise.
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    Re: Koreas Exchange Fire on disputed sea border

    They'll need lots of food and money to keep that huge army going.
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