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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    China...

    In my opinion, would not allow any sort of war against North Korea without their direct involvement. So, any hope of a 2 week victory is naive at best. The reason North Korea even exists is because of China.

    North Korea is going to do what they always do...grandstand to get attention. They seem to do it every few years or so, but nothing major happens.

    Japan has a right to shoot down any incoming missile that crosses into its air space. They can choose to retaliate if they want, but I don't think they have any desire to go into another war unless there was no other option.

    I don't like that the United States is over there, but we have been for many year. Since we now pretty much have to stay for an economic partnership with South Korea...what are our options? I would say try and maintain peace as best as possible.
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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Just my grossly uninformed opinion, but we wouldn't have to put any boots on the ground to mash them up.
    Of course SK, would need to dig in to hold the line, but I'm still certain a joint attack force would **** them up quick.
    It's not that easy. Much of NK's military infrastructure is inside of mountainous terrain.
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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    China...

    In my opinion, would not allow any sort of war against North Korea without their direct involvement. So, any hope of a 2 week victory is naive at best. The reason North Korea even exists is because of China.

    North Korea is going to do what they always do...grandstand to get attention. They seem to do it every few years or so, but nothing major happens.

    Japan has a right to shoot down any incoming missile that crosses into its air space. They can choose to retaliate if they want, but I don't think they have any desire to go into another war unless there was no other option.

    I don't like that the United States is over there, but we have been for many year. Since we now pretty much have to stay for an economic partnership with South Korea...what are our options? I would say try and maintain peace as best as possible.
    I am actually quite glad we are in S.Korea. We provide a moderating duty there that no one else is willing or would be able to do. Since our country is so far away, we can act as a moderater versus someone located in the region which may act in a more defensive / offensive manner just due to the threat of how close they are to N.Korea. We can act with cooler heads, so we end up being a moderating force in the region. That is one of the reasons our presence in asia is so important.
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