This Is The Way The World Ends (Scenario Planning)

Dave Phelan
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 10:53:07 +0000

At 21:44 18/03/2003 -0800, johnhall wrote:
>It really is amazing you would dig out a statement from North Korea and
>take it at face value.
>The US doesn't HAVE the troops to put 200K US servicemen in Korea and
>also maintain our force levels in Iraq.

I did say "According to..." - it was the only reference I had seen at the 
time, although the number has been repeated in a number of UK articles. 
Thanks for the correction.

Mind you, would North Korea be more or less likely to attack if they 
thought it was 200k troops? Almost certainly the figure has been elevated 
for domestic (NK) consumption.

Dave Ph

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