This Is The Way The World Ends (Scenario Planning)

Jeff Bone
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 [1] 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.)