This Is The Way The World Ends (Scenario Planning)
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 14:06:43 -0600
On Monday, Mar 17, 2003, at 13:48 US/Central, Dave Phelan wrote:
> At 13:20 17/03/2003 -0600, Jeff Bone wrote:
>> FLASHPOINT #4: North Korea's Kim Jong Il, feeling left out, decides
>> to take advantage of the chaos and distraction elsewhere and invades
>> South Korea, then rattles nuclear saber at Japan. U.S. cannot
>> provide more than token assistance.
> According to North Korean Commander General Ri Cham Bok  the US has
> 200,000 troops in South Korea at the moment, on exercises...
How long do you think they'll stay there if the combat in Iraq does
door-to-door with high casualty rates and long durations? Not long.
And pulling out even a significant chunk could be the trigger for NK to
invade. (Sorry if that wasn't clear.)