Pentagon Officials Warned Of ‘A Million Casualties’
Pentagon Officials Warned Of ‘A Million Casualties’ And ‘Nightmare Scenarios’ If War Broke Out With North Korea by Stefan Stanford
– And Remember How NKorea Turned Nuclear In The First Place!
The new story from Bloomberg Politics reports China is now pushing back on the hard line being taken by the US threatening ‘all options’ are on the table over North Korea. Claiming that the only way to ‘rein in’ Kim Jong Un and North Korea is via ‘talks’, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently refused to rule out a preemptive strike against NKorea if the threat it posed towards the US was deemed ‘severe enough’ and now he deems the danger ‘imminent’.
According to this recent story from Foreign Policy, NKorea is now ‘practicing for nuclear war’. According to this recent story from The Wall Street Journal, Tillerson is treading a very fine line with China amid tensions with North Korea which, according to this recent tweet from President Donald Trump, “is behaving very badly”.
This recent story from the Korea Herald reports the US’s ‘strategic patience’ with NKorea is now over. And with the US Navy’s SEAL Team 6 reportedly training for a decapitation strike against Kim’s regime while NKorea condemns the drills between the US and SKorea, we take a look back at a 2010 story from Space Daily within which Pentagon officials claimed any war between the US and NKorea would “pose nightmare scenarios”, “take months to win” and “would approach one million casualties or more, all told, including dead and wounded” according to official Pentagon models.
A full-blown war on the Korean peninsula offers up a nightmare scenario that would cause appalling casualties and potentially trigger a nuclear exchange, experts and former officials say.
With an array of artillery trained on Seoul, North Korea could easily blast the glass towers of the South’s booming capital for days and kill huge numbers of civilians before US and South Korean forces prevailed, experts said.
“Official Pentagon models assume it would take months to win the war at a cost approaching one million casualties or more, all told, including dead and wounded,” Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told AFP.
“And that’s without nuclear weapons being used,” said O’Hanlon, who wrote a book looking at the effects of a potential war.
And now we learn from this new Associated Press story linked to on the Drudge Report that NKorea has just tested a newly developed high-thrust rocket engine that Kim claims is “a great event of historic significance” for the country, warning the “whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries”.
Also claiming the new engine will be used for NKorea’s ‘space and satellite-launching program’, the test is just the latest provocationsfrom Kim towards Japan, South Korea and the US that many believe is leading towards war.
Trump’s recent tweet also confirms what Dr. Peter Vincent Pry reported in a story he submitted to ANP back on February 28th in which he warned the US is unable to rely upon a nation whose nationally-run-TV recently depicted a nuclear strike upon the US. As Dr. Pry also warned us in a story on ANP back on February 21st, NKorea and their two satellites that fly over the US several times every day have presented a ‘doomsday threat plausible enough to compel the US to take active measures’. From Dr. Pry.:
An EMP that blacks out the national electric grid would be a far greater catastrophe than blasting a city. A North Korean 10-kiloton warhead blasting a city might cause about 200,000 casualties.
However, the same warhead making a high-altitude EMP attack — though there would be no blast, thermal or fallout effects on the ground — could knock out the electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for more than a year, killing 90 percent of the population through starvation.
Why blast a city when EMP attack can destroy the whole nation? North Korea wants to be able to do both. They can launch an EMP attack already.