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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by Kadija_Man on Today at 09:47:39 pm »
I don't know how you define "overly alarmed." The United States is the only country with sufficient military power to launch a preventative war against North Korea for its nuclear program. Japan is holding missile attack drills and considering acquiring nuclear weapons. South Korea is considering acquiring nuclear weapons. The United States is not unique in wanting the Kim regime to abandon its development of nuclear warheads and missiles.

The point is, this is just another nation targeting the US.   Already, the US is targeted by Russia and China.   The DPRK has a tiny number of ICBMs (and will continue to do so for about another five years).  Even with the missiles, they have a long way to go with developing a reliable re-entry vehicle.   Yet, we have the people of Hawaii being panicked by what they have been told by their own Government and the MSM.

As to the US having the ability to, "launch a preventative war."    Any war the US launches will have consequences, militarily, politically and economically.   It may not be an attack on the continental US itself but it will more than likely be an attack on the ROK and Japan and all because the US Government is frightened of a tin-pot dictator.

If the US was to actually deal, honestly, with the DPRK's Government, this could all be stopped.   However, Washington prefers to play for high stakes.   Guess who'll be the first one into a shelter if the DPRK launches a missile?   
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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by starviking on Today at 09:17:49 pm »
Only the US appears overly alarmed about the DPRK having nuclear weapons for some obscure reason. Neither Japan or ROK are overly alarmed.

As a resident of Japan, I can tell you that the Japanese are alarmed at the prospect of a nuclear-armed North Korea.
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Aerospace / Re: DARPA Long Range Anti-ship Missile (LRASM)
« Last post by Triton on Today at 09:10:36 pm »
 "Lockheed Martin Studying Integration of LRASM Anti-Ship Missile on USV Platforms"
SNA 2018 Show Daily News   
Posted On Monday, 22 January 2018 23:33

Source:
https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/naval-exhibitions/2018/sna-2018/5877-lockheed-martin-studying-integration-of-lrasm-anti-ship-missile-on-usv-platforms.html
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Aerospace / Re: USAF spells out F-16 upgrade program
« Last post by Triton on Today at 08:57:34 pm »
I love the look of the Phantom but I don't know if I'd call it beautiful. Wasn't there a saying about the Phantom only being able to fly because the ground was repulsed by how ugly it was?

That's a funny anecdote. :-)
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Aerospace / Re: USAF spells out F-16 upgrade program
« Last post by Colonial-Marine on Today at 08:53:37 pm »
I love the look of the Phantom but I don't know if I'd call it beautiful. Wasn't there a saying about the Phantom only being able to fly because the ground was repulsed by how ugly it was?
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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by Triton on Today at 08:16:01 pm »
Only the US appears overly alarmed about the DPRK having nuclear weapons for some obscure reason.   Neither Japan or ROK are overly alarmed.  It just adds a further complication to an already complicated relationship.   The US Government's view that Kim Jung=Un is unreliable and "manic" is one based on the fact that he won't do what they dictate and he has the means to prevent them from enforcing it on them, except by economic means.

I don't know how you define "overly alarmed." The United States is the only country with sufficient military power to launch a preventative war against North Korea for its nuclear program. Japan is holding missile attack drills and considering acquiring nuclear weapons. South Korea is considering acquiring nuclear weapons. The United States is not unique in wanting the Kim regime to abandon its development of nuclear warheads and missiles.
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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by Kadija_Man on Today at 07:28:31 pm »
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/japan-could-have-icbm-less-year-says-expert-24183

I don't think we solve the N. Korean problem until China tells them to disarm and that doesn't happen IMHO until S. Korea and Japan declare their intentions to have an independent nuclear arsenal with advanced delivery systems.

I believe that the Koreans have memories of Japanese rule from 1910 to 1945 and that the Chinese have memories of the Second Sino-Japanese War from 1937 to 1945, so I doubt that the People's Republic of China would tell North Korea to disarm if Japan were to acquire an independent nuclear arsenal with or without advanced delivery systems. I also doubt that North Korea would abandon its nuclear weapons if United States forces were to withdraw from South Korea.

China finds a nuclear armed DPRK useful.   The DPRK finds being nuclear armed gives them an added guarantee against "regime change" from the PRC/Russia/USA/Japan/ROK.   Only the US appears overly alarmed about the DPRK having nuclear weapons for some obscure reason.   Neither Japan or ROK are overly alarmed.  It just adds a further complication to an already complicated relationship.   The US Government's view that Kim Jung=Un is unreliable and "manic" is one based on the fact that he won't do what they dictate and he has the means to prevent them from enforcing it on them, except by economic means.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: de Havilland DH.88 Comet
« Last post by Justo Miranda on Today at 06:39:06 pm »
No glasses
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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by Triton on Today at 06:30:14 pm »
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/japan-could-have-icbm-less-year-says-expert-24183

I don't think we solve the N. Korean problem until China tells them to disarm and that doesn't happen IMHO until S. Korea and Japan declare their intentions to have an independent nuclear arsenal with advanced delivery systems.

I believe that the Koreans have memories of Japanese rule from 1910 to 1945 and that the Chinese have memories of the Second Sino-Japanese War from 1937 to 1945, so I doubt that the People's Republic of China would tell North Korea to disarm if Japan were to acquire an independent nuclear arsenal with or without advanced delivery systems. I also doubt that North Korea would abandon its nuclear weapons if United States forces were to withdraw from South Korea.
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