There has been a rising tide of commentary of late dealing with the possibility of North Korea launching a nuclear attack on the United States and or its allies in South East Asia.
For the first time, one sees suggestions America might launch a pre-emptive strike. I have not seen any suggestion such a preemptive strike would be nuclear No doubt US military planners will have had detailed plans prepared for several years and I expect massive bombardment of missile silos and other nuclear facilities would be part of that. It is said that a B52, loaded with MAOBs (or similar) can do more damage than a small nuke. (But hey, I'm no military expert.)
However, what really does intrigue me is the notion that any ICBM launched from North Korea against the US might ever reach its target. I would expect some pretty sophisticated missile defense systems would take care of it before it got to within a thousand miles of the US coast line.
And then the invasion would begin in earnest.
April 25 in history
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