Security Update North Korea

“… they can begin with merciless military attacks against the United States…”

                         PENNINSULA MOVES CLOSER TO SHOOTING WAR

Continuing analysis by Security Consulting Investigations, LLC   Dr. Ross L. Riggs, Director

5 April 2013

The Associated Press reported today that an order has been issued by the highest military command in North Korea that they can now begin with “merciless” military strikes against the United States. Even with the U.S. selling an additional 60 F-15 fighter aircraft to South Korea and moving a Terminal High Altitude Area (missile) Defense system into Guam, the North Korean government seems resolved to antagonize the government of South Korea and the United States pressing for war.

The F-15s will be equipped with sniper locating equipment and advanced radar systems. Trucks being supplied to South Korea will be equipped with Mine Resistant Ambush Protection. B-1 bomber pilots stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas are practicing for long distance flying missions.

According to some defense experts, all of the threats thus far have been mere saber rattling. There are those, however, who fear that the neophyte dictator of North Korea may be pushed by his own overly inflated ego to put up or shut up and if so, he will more than rattle a saber, he may affect the first blow; re-igniting the war that fought to  a cease-fire sixty years ago.

Failed Safe

dmz DE-MILITARIZED ZONE: JULY 27, 1953 – the ceasefire began…

Battling since June 25, 1950 soldiers from both North Korea and China had relentlessly sought to over power the armies of the democratically free South Korea and their international allies including the United States. That CEASEFIRE may be cancelled – March 2013 – four months shy of 60 years that it has held.  The Korean War never ended. There was no victor. There was no treaty. Only a cease-fire brought relative normalcy back to the peninsula. Now… it could all erupt into war. This time a threat of nuclear war looms large.  North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, has threatened to begin hostilities anew after international action has been taken in the form of sanctions following the nation’s third nuclear test in February. According to ‘The Blaze’ “Without elaborating, the Korean People’s Army Supreme Command warned of “surgical strikes” meant to unify the divided Korean Peninsula and of an indigenous, “precision nuclear striking tool.”   The threats fall upon those guarding the De-militarized Zone (DMZ) particularly U.S. forces there with a heavy hand. Reports have indicated that present at the last North Korean nuclear test was Iran’s nuclear scientists, validating a suspicion that the two countries have been working together to build some form of immediate nuclear strikes capability against both South Korea and Israel.  It is not certain what might take place over the next several days. The 1963 film, Fail Safe, showed a calm and collected President (Henry Fonda) sitting in a nuclear bunker far underground beneath the White House negotiating with a calm and strikingly rational Russian leader analyzing the options with Fonda as the clock ticks down to when the nuclear bombs would fall on Moscow.  Fonda, to prevent a massive counter strike by Moscow sends his own U.S. planes to drop a nuclear bomb directly on New York City as a show of good faith that the bombing of Moscow was unintentional. It was part of the drama that the President’s wife happened to be where the bomb would go off when he dropped it. The key difference between the film and today’s drama is that both sides in the movie were acting calmly and wisely. That is not something we can expect out of either Kim or Ahmadinejad. Maybe it is time someone with some better sense picked up the phone.

1964 Movie - Nuclear War -last chance dmz fonda