Here are several strategies that I can think of that Trump can do.
and they are both nonsense
1. We need to find out and do more intel on how NK is getting funded by their missile nuclear programs and cut those assets off. Maybe its China, Iran, or Pakistan that is funding NK.
Good luck with that. Not even China can stop the inflow of drugs from North Korea, and that is a vital ally. The US can not stop drugs, even North Korean, to cross over its own border.
Just like we have done to ISIS, is by cutting their drug and oil cash flow from them. We need to do the same to NK.
we didn´t cut the cash flow, we cut them off Oil by taking territory from them, which we finally managed to do after they ran into manpower problems. If you want to do that to NK, you need to kill a couple of million NK citizens and occupy about half the nation, and the right parts at that, and that dries up the cash flow.
2. Again, the US has the technology and intel to pinpoint or to collect on where these mobile or missile silos are and do a bombing campaign on them. And also, lets strike all of their comms and radar equipment as well while we are at it.
Good luck with that. The combined West couldn´t find scud launchers in a desert when they tried, or tanks in Yugoslavia, the probability of anyone finding all missiles storage locations reliably is basically zero, even with improvements in technology. NK is using mobile launchers for a reason, no silos, any Tunnel will do, to many possible locations. As said above, the NK military is very limited, but they know exactly what they are up against and plan for that. That is not Saddam believing he can take on the world in an open battle, they know they can´t and they won´t even try.
So what makes us think that Kim will launch a strike?? I mean come on people, Really?
Well, if there is no risk of him launching a strike, there is no reason to kill 1000s of NK citizens to disarm them. But you know very well why they don´t strike, don´t you? It would end them. The nation and its government. They use MAD on a little scale. You attack us, and we set the world economy back a decade or two and destroy much of South Korea. They have more than 5 Million paramilitary troops, once their artillery cleared the DMZs mine fields and fortifications, stopping them would cost millions of lives on both sides. On that tiny 150 miles stretch of DMZ, they can effectively attack with about twice the troops Germany had invading Russia on a front 10 times that long and they didn´t stop before Moscow. Want to carpet bomb Seoul to stop 100th of thousands paramilitary NK troops pouring through its streets?
We know almost noting about what is going on in NK, we don´t even know if their drug trade and human trafficking is really government controlled, or organized crime and just a result of corruption. What if their low yield nuke tests are not failures or ineptness, after all building a nuke is a hell lot easier than building an ICBM, but they never really wanted high yielding warheads to cut the heart our of US cities? Maybe they just wanted something along the lines of a W48/W82 warhead for their artillery? Or to stick 20 or 30 or so on an ICBM as MRVs to make them impossible to intercept all of them?
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