The Attack and Response:
If NK launches a nuclear weapon, what follows will depend to some extent on who and what they launched it at. It is not believed that NK has the ability to launch a mid-long range nuclear attack. In other words, they can’t hit the US from Asia. Their only viable/realistic target option for a nuclear strike is South Korea.
A nuclear response depends on a state’s second strike capability – their ability to continue a nuclear war after the first salvo. If NK launches a nuke, the probability that their missile facilities will survive long enough to ever launch another one is extremely low. NK knows this, which means two things:
They know they’ll only get one shot. If they are dead set on causing an international nuclear incident, they’ll launch it at Seoul and kill 13 million people off the bat.
They know that a retaliatory nuclear response directed at them is unlikely.
Honestly, it doesn’t make a lot of sense from a strategic standpoint to nuke NK into nothingness, and China / Japan will never stand by and let that happen, to say nothing of South Korea. The ecological consequences make this too costly.
In the event that a US & SK –led coalition take military action in NK, China is going to get extremely antsy. It would require a nuclear attack, or something not far short of one, to get China to begrudgingly allow US military action there. The politics of the situation there will “ensure” a “short” war.
In other words, the campaign will end with the essential destruction of NK and the unconditional surrender of their government. An attempt by the US to occupy NK would be disastrous, but most likely it would be politically unnecessary. In this instance, the US is fighting a defensive war against a lunatic nuclear antagonist. The West will have a grace period of letting the military go in and kill like they’re supposed to before people get upset that we aren’t fixing our enemies houses and schools up nicely after we reduce them to craters. Besides, NK could use the renovations.
South Korea is Screwed:
Regardless of whether or not NK led off with or ever commits a nuclear strike, the war will transition from that point to a conventional war. Bootyuming Seoul is spared a nuclear holocaust, North Korea has 50 years’ worth of artillery aimed at Seoul and SK targets. It doesn’t really matter that they’re cold war technology; they’ll kill a lot of people.
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25 Signs You’ve “Grown Up" – Ned Hardy
This Is Why Dogs Are Man’s Best Friend (28 Pics) – We Rule The Internet
Inflatable Car Bed Is Genius – Knowd
The Greatest Wrong Answers on Jeopardy – Crowd Ignite
It wasn’t cheap but it worked…Iron Dome Air Defense System (45 Photos) – The Brigade
Selena Gomez Looking All Kinds Of Uber Cute And Ab-Tastic – Popoholic
Hayden Panettiere In A Bikini Video – Celeb Jihad
10 Items Every Bro Needs for the Perfect Wardrobe – Linkiest
Claudia Romani | Bikini Wedgie on Miami Beach – G-Celeb
Things You Do On The Internet When You’re Drunk – Double Viking
This is Jake Gyllenhaal’s new chick – Celeb Slam
TGIF We Have Sexy Ladies in Lingerie – Bro My God
Five Super Mario World Levels I Dread – Unreality Mag
8 Athletes We Just Really Want to Punch in the Face – Uncoached
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by Lishen Nair
If you fail at something you suffer some or all of the following:
• Some public humiliation.
• Lost money.
• Time that was consumed with trying (and the opportunity cost of that time e.g. it could have been used for a pleasurable pursuit like watching a big game or movie).
• Personal disappointment and despondency.
• An (often brutal) exposé of your shortcomings.
But if you don’t try you forego the following:
• Any chance whatsoever of succeeding.
• The stage (i.e. real life) to learn and develop your talents, and fix your shortcomings.
• The experience of pain that will grow your resolve (which happens after the initial disappointment).
• The inevitable probability that after a certain number of attempts you will have the right blend of ability, approach and resources to succeed.
• The exhilaration of achievement and the immense reward that follows when the abovementioned ability, approach and resources come together in the interests of a common outcome (i.e. your goal).
If you don’t give something a proper go, the walls of the rut you’re in will grow higher and the change you desire becomes more and more of a pipe dream. Even the most cynical among us have to agree: the cost of a failed attempt is lower than the cost of stagnation and regret.
When my GF says she might be pregnant
When I randomly remember something horribly embarrassing I did
The day my sister got back from the hospital after a suicide attempt. I didnt let go for about an hour
Kid just found out his brother was shot and killed.