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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by H82MIS, Jun 17, 2009.

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  1. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

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    The 3rd infantry division will be heading to Korea soon,,,stay tuned,,the poop is about to hit the Westinghouse,,,,,
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The 3rd infantry Division was there in the big fight 59 years ago.
     
  3. H82MIS

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    This should be comfirmed in a few days,,,,hope not but it don't look good,,,
     
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    I hate to say it, biut I hope I'm wrong--without using nukes the srd ID would be nothing but a speed bump as the north rolls into the south. Either way the South has the men, the money & they should be in the forefront, not us.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  5. g7777777

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    635- you are wrong

    Without reinforcements of any kind- the south and the US forces stationed there would hold and probably advance should a ground conflict break out

    We have battle trained forces that have the best equipment in the world

    We own the night

    Our Airfoce is the best in the world

    Another division would simplify things and possibly force surrender earlier but we are winners without them

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Remember, Iraq had one of the largest standing military's in 1991 and they were toppled in a matter of days once the shit hit the fan.
     
  7. John Lutz

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    not again i,m not going this time was with the 3rd in 1951 not nice.
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    What happened to Obama's "Love Connection", he was going to talk everyone into being nice ... Diplomacy, wasn't it, Obama better stick to swatting flys ...? WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. Bisi

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    Why do we have people in Korea anymore, anyway? The Southern Korean economy is probably at least 30 times bigger than North Koreas so why don't they defend themselves?

    I see Sanyo, Hyundia, Kia, Samsung all doing great. Meanwhile Chrysler, GM are bankrupt and being bailout by the American taxpayer and we are paying for South Korea's defense?????????
     
  10. g7777777

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    We could withdraw into a hole in the ground- give the world to china and live like peasants for the next 1000 years - hoping the giant doesnt come across the ocean to capture and enslave the poor people left here.

    Gene
     
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    It's all about debt....other nationalized banks have bought the debt of our nations....The Bank of China owns more than most can fathom....those that control debt, control everything...watch the movie "The International"...very eye opening....
     
  13. Haskins Bill

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    Didn't some guy named McArthur lose his job in Korea because he wanted to cross the Yalu River and use Atomic weapons on the North Koreans and Red Chinese. Some fellow named Truman, who a lot of people think was the best thing since sliced bread, is the guy who fired him!!!!!! Bill
     
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    By the way- my son is looking right at them -- he is a Korean linguist

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  15. Joe Potosky

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    South Korea Is The New Germany

    by James Dunnigan

    May 1, 2009

    Construction is under way in South Korea, to build family housing at major bases. To come over with your family, troops have to agree to a two or three year tour in South Korea. They will also get an additional $300 a month, because some of the U.S. bases are still out in the boondocks, and families will not always be living at the same base as their soldier. There are still five bases that, for a while yet, will still be only for troops on hardship tours.

    For as long as U.S. troops have been there, they served one year tours in South Korea, and could not bring their families with them. Going to South Korea was known as an "unaccompanied" (by family) tour. More colloquially, it was called a "hardship tour," but it was only rough on the married troops. The single guys, and many of the married ones, took advantage of the cheap booze and inexpensive prostitutes to take the edge off the "hardship." But in the last three decades, South Korea has turned into a first world economy, with all the amenities that Americans take for granted. The hookers are not only more expensive, but increasingly illegal. South Korea is now more like Japan and Germany, which have been off the "hardship tour" list since the 1960s.

    At the same time, the U.S. forces in South Korea have shrunk from over 100,000 troops in the early 50s (after the war ended), to under 30,000. These days, the well equipped South Korea forces are believed capable of handling any invasion from the north. At the same time, communist North Korea has suffered famine and economic collapse since the end of the Cold War in 1991, and the end of Russian and Chinese subsidies that propped up the mismanaged economy.

    The North Korean military has, especially in the last decade, declined because of lack fuel shortages, which limited training. There hasn't been much money for new equipment, either, and the current stuff is falling apart.

    The North Koreans are still a threat, but South Korea is more worried about the human and fiscal fallout from a collapse of the North Korean government, and a reunification of Korea. That chaos will be paid for by the newly affluent taxpayers of South Korea, and the policed initially by South Korean troops.

    The small American force will, as always, be there mainly to guarantee U.S. reinforcements if the Chinese march into South Korea via North Korea, or the North Korea come across the border and get lucky
     
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