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Tillerson: Our army is ready for a military conflict with North Korea

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the United States is ready for a military conflict with North Korea. According to the head of the US Department of State, President Trump considers “all possibilities” and “takes into account the option of a military conflict if something goes wrong.”


Tillerson:
The President made it clear that we are now in a state of military readiness. Our army is ready for this.


Further, Tillerson commented on a previously received proposal from Russia and China, providing for the option of reducing the degree of tension around the Korean issue. Recall that Moscow and Beijing have developed a joint de-escalation program. It lies in the fact that North Korea and the United States go for mutual measures to relieve tensions. Thus, the DPRK refuses nuclear missile tests, while the United States at the same time cancels military exercises (joint with South Korea) at the borders of the DPRK.

Tillerson: Our army is ready for a military conflict with North Korea


According to the head of the State Department, the United States is not interested in double freezing.

Tillerson:
We are not going to somehow weaken the sanctions regime. We are not ready to consider the delivery of humanitarian aid as a condition for negotiations.


In other words, the United States does not intend to abandon the escalation of the conflict, and this is said by the person whose position initially involves finding diplomatic solutions to get out of any conflict. The whole question is whether there are any diplomats left in the USA today ...
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  1. zzdimk
    zzdimk 16 December 2017 06: 30 New
    12
    In vain he is so sure of this. Fight against a country where hatred of capitalists is absorbed with mother’s milk ... Fight a country where almost 80% of the population is military? I wouldn’t scatter like that in the place of the mattress
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 16 December 2017 06: 40 New
      +9
      Quote: zzdimk
      In vain he is so sure of it

      Tillerson may be ready to fight, and the Seoul residents in the zone of shelling long-range artillery of the DPRK are ready to die. I'm not talking about S. Korean missiles, they will not be knocked down, the question is. And artillery will definitely turn 10 million Seoul into a mess of blood, concrete and fire
      1. siberalt
        siberalt 16 December 2017 07: 37 New
        10
        Eun seems to be a toughie.
    2. Comrade Schucher
      Comrade Schucher 16 December 2017 06: 41 New
      +9
      Our army is ready for this.

      I understand that the coffins and flags cover the coffins, they brought up in sufficient quantities.
      1. Puss in Boots
        Puss in Boots 16 December 2017 09: 17 New
        +2
        I don’t know why, but they showed that they already had 20 sealed plastic coffins request
    3. Megatron
      Megatron 16 December 2017 06: 43 New
      +8
      I've been sitting and thinking, right from the start of this nuclear conflict, the DPRK has become part of the Russian Federation.

      It seems crazy, but if anyone remembers history, ALL of Korea as a whole, almost became part of the Russian Empire in the 19th century.
      1. trampoline instructor
        trampoline instructor 16 December 2017 23: 27 New
        0
        Something I do not recall such a story ... about "ALL Korea."
    4. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 16 December 2017 06: 52 New
      +9
      Greyhound and rushing with the United States already rolls over, do not want to reckon with anyone. I would like to live up to the time when these "exceptional" are raking in for all their dirty tricks, and be happy.
      1. Sergey53
        Sergey53 16 December 2017 07: 29 New
        +4
        When there is too much aplomb, a person does not inspire confidence. Underneath, cowardice is usually hidden.
    5. DMoroz
      DMoroz 16 December 2017 09: 54 New
      +1
      if something goes wrong".
      With Eun, something will definitely not go as planned ... fool
    6. BVS
      BVS 16 December 2017 10: 39 New
      +2
      1. The total population of the DPRK is 25,37 million (2016).
      2. DPRK population structure
      0-14 years: 22,4%
      15-64 years: 68,6%
      65 years and older: 9,1%
      3. The potential number of military personnel is 68,6% of the DPRK population.
      4. Negative - sick, prisoners, armored (military production, energy, transport, medicine, nursing mothers, etc.).
      The result is less than 50% of the DPRK population; there are 12 million people.
      And compare with the United States - 323,1 million (total 2016), or 1,9 million peacetime armed forces.
      PS The strength of the DPRK peacetime armed forces is 1,2 million.
    7. sgazeev
      sgazeev 16 December 2017 19: 08 New
      +1
      Quote: zzdimk
      In vain he is so sure of this. Fight against a country where hatred of capitalists is absorbed with mother’s milk ... Fight a country where almost 80% of the population is military? I wouldn’t scatter like that in the place of the mattress

      Rather, at this dog the pipe in the anus will crack. hi
    8. Normal ok
      Normal ok 16 December 2017 19: 58 New
      0
      Quote: zzdimk
      Fight against a country where hatred of capitalists is absorbed with mother’s milk.

      There, “with mother’s milk”, the hope is fled to escape to South Korea.
      1. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 17 December 2017 08: 02 New
        0
        You are so sure of that! I served in Czechoslovakia, Milovitsy. Well, not very close to the USSR, but close to Germany. Soldiers on the run, fled home to the USSR. Although it was much closer to Germany, and even fatter there ... Homeland! It's all .
    9. Blombirus
      Blombirus 17 December 2017 00: 32 New
      +3
      Quote: zzdimk
      In vain he is so sure of this. Fight against a country where hatred of capitalists is absorbed with mother’s milk ... Fight a country where almost 80% of the population is military? I wouldn’t scatter like that in the place of the mattress

      It's ridiculous! Pin.dosy and are not going to attack. They will substitute their "allied" mongers under Eun's mallet. Humanitarian bombs themselves will be sprinkled with carpet on the carpet and defeated in Hollywood according to their pin.dostan custom. Mattresses only with the wrong hands can climb into the shit on the shoulders and get pleasure. The only way!
  2. DEDPIHTO
    DEDPIHTO 16 December 2017 06: 32 New
    +5
    So ready that they almost cry, turning to Russia and China-HELP !!! THE EXCLUSIVE NATION IS AWAY !!!
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 16 December 2017 11: 04 New
      +1
      Quote: DEPHIHTO
      So ready that they almost cry, turning to Russia and China-HELP !!! THE EXCLUSIVE NATION IS AWAY !!!

      And here the most interesting and FSE is in the public domain. Right here
      Three regiments flew to the Far East and did not return. They opened airfields for Tu 22. China sneezed on the disputed islands and is building its base on Spartley.
      In general, they are ready, but at a decent distance. Destroy the DPRK as a territory. And can
  3. Chichikov
    Chichikov 16 December 2017 06: 38 New
    +5
    Tillerson, just the same eagle - was awarded the Order of Friendship!
    You have not fought with a worthy adversary, Rex. And get on the snot, it's time for you.
    The order to withdraw, friendship with Russia, does not work.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 16 December 2017 06: 45 New
      +3
      Quote: Chichikov
      Tillerson, just the same eagle,

      Yes, they are all there from the category of birds. Tillerson is an eagle, McCain is a downed falcon, Obama is a tanned dove of peace.
      1. Filat
        Filat 16 December 2017 07: 12 New
        +3
        Tellerson is right, they are ready to fight. By launching drones and launching missiles from the fleets of the Navy. Remotely ...
    2. DEDPIHTO
      DEDPIHTO 16 December 2017 07: 10 New
      +4
      The presence of wings does not mean that the bird is an eagle family ... and cormorants have them ...
  4. HEATHER
    HEATHER 16 December 2017 06: 45 New
    +2
    Well, here Tillerson said that people from S. Korea in our Far East plow as slaves, and in winter they live in tents made of cellophane.
    1. ghby
      ghby 16 December 2017 08: 05 New
      +2
      Quote: VERESK
      Well, here Tillerson said that people from S. Korea in our Far East plow as slaves, and in winter they live in tents made of cellophane.

      He confused them with the Chinese wassat
      1. HEATHER
        HEATHER 16 December 2017 08: 08 New
        +1
        He confused them with the Chinese Well! I handed over to the office. Now there is something for Tillerson to dream up!
        1. DMoroz
          DMoroz 16 December 2017 10: 00 New
          +1
          Now Tilerson has something to fantasize about!
          If you just retired. FSA media say that he did not have much time left, the order bearer is being drained ...
  5. Vasya Vasiliev
    Vasya Vasiliev 16 December 2017 06: 55 New
    +2
    .......... these are not the eagles that fly over the mountains! these can only spoil the mountains!
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 December 2017 06: 57 New
    +5
    Saying that the US army is ready to “conquer” the DPRK, Tillerson is simply lying. Perhaps he himself is ready for something. Are his "combat transgender people" ready to die? How will the coffins go - what will they say?
    1. Sergey53
      Sergey53 16 December 2017 07: 48 New
      +4
      How will they fight? Remember the arrest of a boat by IRANS with US special forces on board, kneeling, and with tears in their eyes. And the comments, in my Secretary of State, "the Iranians didn’t act humanely towards their special forces, putting them on their knees, thereby humiliating their human dignity in the eyes of the world community."
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 December 2017 07: 18 New
    +3
    army ready for military conflict with North Korea

    Americans are always "ready." Only then they transfer this conflict onto the shoulders of others, and themselves, having suffered significant losses, either sit back or flee the country they invaded.
  8. Herculesic
    Herculesic 16 December 2017 07: 27 New
    +5
    The Yankees are stupidly convinced that if the ocean separates them from North Korea, they are invulnerable, and can easily win the war that is now being prepared with might and main against North Korea.
  9. Hunter
    Hunter 16 December 2017 08: 02 New
    +3
    Tillerson: Our army is ready for a military conflict with North Korea

    If only by the wrong hands, the Japs will incite ..?
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 16 December 2017 08: 56 New
    +2
    Tillerson wanted to say that the United States is ready to unleash a nuclear conflict on the planet, to those that the Americans have already unleashed? They themselves drove With Korea into a corner and pretended to be peacekeepers
  11. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 16 December 2017 08: 59 New
    +2
    oh do not know the mattresses about the war with the Asians almost nothing! how much blood will be shed exceptional
  12. Evil 55
    Evil 55 16 December 2017 10: 14 New
    +1
    DPRK has been in sanctions for 64 years. They absolutely do not care what the next overseas mongrel is and to what extent the BG is ..
  13. keeper03
    keeper03 16 December 2017 10: 31 New
    +1
    After such statements Kim is not a sin and the first to fuck in the USA !!! fool soldier
  14. Old26
    Old26 16 December 2017 11: 07 New
    +2
    Quote: zzdimk
    In vain he is so sure of this. Fight against a country where hatred of capitalists is absorbed with mother’s milk ... Fight a country where almost 80% of the population is military? I wouldn’t scatter like that in the place of the mattress

    Well, about 80%, you are a little bent, a quarter - yes, I agree ...

    Quote: Chertt
    Quote: zzdimk
    In vain he is so sure of it

    Tillerson may be ready to fight, and the Seoul residents in the zone of shelling long-range artillery of the DPRK are ready to die. I'm not talking about S. Korean missiles, they will not be knocked down, the question is. And artillery will definitely turn 10 million Seoul into a mess of blood, concrete and fire

    The fact that the victims in the same Seoul will be considerable - no one doubts. As for the fact that North Korean artillery will turn Seoul into a mess of blood, concrete and fire, one should not believe everything they write. The size of the conglomeration of Seoul is about 60 x 90 km. Most of the long-range artillery will not reach the center of Seoul. Although the victims will certainly be ...

    Quote: Megatron
    I've been sitting and thinking, right from the start of this nuclear conflict, the DPRK has become part of the Russian Federation.

    Yeah. We have few of our problems, the same republics of the North Caucasus (subsidized), so another 25 million hungry and impoverished to hang on our necks? Yes, and you would ask Una whether he wants to be God and the King in his country or is he ready to bend down and be an ordinary governor (if at all) ???

    Quote: Filat
    Tellerson is right, they are ready to fight. By launching drones and launching missiles from the fleets of the Navy. Remotely ...

    Of course. And some people think that the Americans will immediately throw their soldiers there? Buy a lip-cutting machine. Several months of bombing (it was not without reason that they brought into Guam a million of ammunition for the Air Force), and the same South Koreans as fighters. And as cannon fodder, the northerners know the atmosphere and mentality an order of magnitude better than the same Americans and Japanese

    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Saying that the US army is ready to “conquer” the DPRK, Tillerson is simply lying. Perhaps he himself is ready for something. Are his "combat transgender people" ready to die? How will the coffins go - what will they say?

    They already walked. And during the war in Korea, and in Vietnam, and in Iraq and Afghanistan? So what? Multi-million protests, unlimited strikes, demands for the resignation of the president? Something I don’t recall. Although our media have always liked to show antiwar actions in the USA. 10 people will gather in a 5000 million city for such a protest rally. Have a meeting, shout and just let off steam? What, did these meetings give at least one positive effect if the state itself did not take a decision to remove someone from a country?
    And about the "transgender people" ... I think that their number is too exaggerated by theirs and our media. If desired, and in our armed forces you can find if not trance, then gay. And what, we will draw some thoughtful conclusions from this? As for the refusal of the "trances," as you say, to die .... In the combat zone, two or three such refuseniks will be shot before the formation, and how cute they will fight and die, if necessary.

    Quote: seregatara1969
    oh do not know the mattresses about the war with the Asians almost nothing! how much blood will be shed exceptional

    Yeah, and Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, in the end - these are not Asians, but probably Martians ...

    Quote: keeper03
    After such statements Kim is not a sin and the first to fuck in the USA !!! fool soldier

    And put on your beloved and your country a big and fat cross? Okay, H.ren with her, with the country. He will not want to put an end to himself if he does not finally tear off the roof. The one who starts is losing. Start Eun - he will have to fight one-on-one with the Americans. And with his army without aviation, practically with the coastal fleet and a huge militia armed with weapons from the Second World War, he will not last long. Roll out
  15. vomag
    vomag 16 December 2017 12: 49 New
    +2
    And you gentlemen do not think that the North Koreans are tired of the CHRISTMAS of the ideas of a brighter future, will prefer the South Korean present and begin to bring prisoners to distillation under any pretext? ..
  16. Old26
    Old26 16 December 2017 13: 05 New
    +2
    Quote: bvs
    1. The total population of the DPRK is 25,37 million (2016).
    2. DPRK population structure
    0-14 years: 22,4%
    15-64 years: 68,6%
    65 years and older: 9,1%
    3. The potential number of military personnel is 68,6% of the DPRK population.
    4. Negative - sick, prisoners, armored (military production, energy, transport, medicine, nursing mothers, etc.).
    The result is less than 50% of the DPRK population; there are 12 million people.
    And compare with the United States - 323,1 million (total 2016), or 1,9 million peacetime armed forces.
    PS The strength of the DPRK peacetime armed forces is 1,2 million.

    "No, everything is correct. The document is drawn up correctly, but" (c)
    With numbers, everything seems to be clear. The question is different. Take the same category of 15-64 year. (we will not consider other 0-14 and over 65). To assume that the potential number of the military is 12 million is not entirely correct. They will not go into the army, At least by age. Structures existing in the DPRK, such as the People’s Red Guard, the Youth Red Guard, etc., can in most cases carry out either police functions or the functions of territorial defense troops. And therefore, their weapons are not the same as in the army. If it’s armor, then these are obsolete tanks of the T-34, T-54 type, if artillery - then artillery, at best, during the Korean War, or even from the Second World War. MLRS also at the level of Katyushas on tractor semi-trailers. This is not a situation where quantity goes into quality. Again, how combat-ready can a “conscript 55-60-65 years old” be? Fit for non-combatant wartime? One cannot compare, for example, a fighter at the age of 24 years and 64 years.

    In short, directories evaluate the country's capabilities as an armed force and mobresource somewhat differently.
    DPRK Armed Forces - about 1 people. Including Ground forces - 190; Navy - 000; Air Force - 1.
    In addition to these army units, there are also paramilitary groups totaling about 189 people (these are troops of the Ministry of Public Security - 000, troops of the Ministry of Security - 15, border troops, etc.)
    The reserve of the armed forces is about 600 people.

    In addition to the armed forces, there is also the so-called. paramilitaries (militia, one might say) with a total number of about 5,7 million people. These units include
    • Workers 'and Peasants' Red Guards - numbering from 1,4 to 3,8 million people,
    • Youth Red Guard - from 0,7 to 1 million people,
    • People’s security units - up to 100 people.

    DPRK mobilization resources - about 6,2 million people, of which about 4,7 million people are mobile reserves (3,7 million fit for military service

    Republic of Korea Armed Forces - about 630 people, including 000 Army, 495 Fleet, 000 Air Force). The paramilitary formations of the Republic of the South Caucasus (border troops, etc.) are extremely insignificant - about 70 - 000 people (according to various sources).
    Reserve of the Armed Forces of the Republic of South Korea - 4

    Paramilitary formations (militia) - about 4 people, plus a reserve of about 500 people

    Affordable military manpower - about 12,5 million people.
    The total labor force is about 24 million people.

    There are also significant differences in the training of the Air Force pilots. The DPRK pilots raid is extremely insignificant in comparison with the RSU pilots. The aircraft fleet is outdated, although the DPRK Air Force has almost 2 times the personnel of the South Korean Air Force.

    So start, God forbid, there is something - the mess will be something else. In terms of the number of people, South Korea is superior to North, as well as in mobilization resources.
  17. Fedya2017
    Fedya2017 16 December 2017 15: 57 New
    +1
    If the Americans do not decide now, then they will not decide - never ... China has openly stated that in a possible conflict it will be on the side of the DPRK.
  18. Old26
    Old26 16 December 2017 16: 50 New
    +1
    Quote: Fedya2017
    If the Americans do not decide now, then they will not decide - never ... China has openly stated that in a possible conflict it will be on the side of the DPRK.

    China, through the mouth of its foreign minister, said that it would help the DPRK if the Americans started first. If the first Eun - no. So it was not stated that he would be on the side of the DPRK in ANY case. DPRK to the same China sometimes becomes across the throat, not obeying it
  19. Wolka
    Wolka 16 December 2017 19: 46 New
    +1
    Yankee bluff, like Y-ntsy
  20. earloop
    earloop 16 December 2017 22: 32 New
    +1
    "Our army is ready for a military conflict with North Korea." How wrong Rex! Fight with a country in which: absolute cohesion of the population is created; all men and women have good military training and are ready at any time to comply with the order of their leader, this is unconscious suicide or, if you are lucky, to remain shabby, without hair and with a torn tail.
  21. Old26
    Old26 16 December 2017 23: 34 New
    +1
    Quote: earloop
    "Our army is ready for a military conflict with North Korea." How wrong Rex! Fight with a country in which: absolute cohesion of the population is created; all men and women have good military training and are ready at any time to comply with the order of their leader, this is unconscious suicide or, if you are lucky, to remain shabby, without hair and with a torn tail.

    So what, that 6 or 8 million soldiers from the DPRK. About the same, if not more, in South Korea. Technically, southerners are superior to northerners, although they have more equipment, but are obsolete.
    As for the rest. It is enough to see how the same Americans behaved during the first war in Iraq. For several weeks (if not months) they simply bombed the Iraqis. having crushed the Iraqi air defense system with such a level of interference that almost all Iraqi planes were chained to the ground, and most of the air defense systems were also drowned out. Koreans are even worse in this regard. The main air defense systems are complexes of the late 50s - early 60s. Complexes S-75 and S-125. There is also its own KN-06 complex, but no one can tell how it will behave under conditions of interference.
    Aviation is represented in such antiquity that I don’t want to talk. Of the most modern - two dozen MIG-29 of the first series. A certain amount of MIG-23 and MIG-21. Against the machines of the modern air forces of the South Caucasus, Japan and the United States - this is murder.
    And air supremacy will put an end to all ideological or non-ideological fighters. If bombs and missiles regularly pour on your head, you won’t fight much in infantry combat. The only thing that the DPRK has of seriousness is missile forces. But their characteristic feature is a large number of missiles with a small number of launchers ... So, I'm afraid the war will go on at one gate. Eunu does not shine if he starts first. With another option - that is, if the Americans hit the first and the Chinese help the Koreans - then yes, maybe this option
  22. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 17 December 2017 01: 34 New
    +1
    US military bases in South Korea
    US Air Force Base Osan (Osan Air Base). One of the two largest US air bases in Korea. Located in Pyeongtaek. It houses the 51 e-wing of fighter interceptors. It is equipped with A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft and F-16 Fighting Falcon light fighters. The headquarters of the 7 Air Force is also located there. His mission is to protect South Korea from attacks from the North.
    US Air Force Base Gyeongsang (Kunsan Air Base). Along with the Osan base, one of the most powerful US Air Force bases on the peninsula. Located in the west of South Korea, by the Yellow Sea. It houses the 8-e aircraft wing, also known as the "Pack of wolves." Its A-16 fighters are equipped with the latest navigation systems and night vision devices, which allows you to fight at any time of the day.
    Camp Humphreys (Camp Humphreys). US Army Base near Pyeongtaek. Already now there are about 17 000 troops stationed there. By 2016, it should become the largest US garrison in Asia.

    The biggest losses will be suffered by the Thunderbolts and soldiers of the United States Front ....
  23. NF68
    NF68 17 December 2017 20: 43 New
    +2
    Why would the US not declare war on the Mexican drug lords? After all, they are under the very nose of the United States for many years unlimited. And during this time, not a few people were killed.
  24. serg v zapase
    serg v zapase 17 December 2017 21: 47 New
    0
    Only one test site has ended! Who will stop the blue or the liner from starting from the coastal waters of North K., or the poplar m, who inadvertently stopped by to visit Yyn, to be blown away in honor of the Strategic Missile Forces holiday. By the way, I congratulate all involved!
  25. Old26
    Old26 18 December 2017 10: 09 New
    0
    Quote: serg v zapase
    Only one test site has ended! Who will stop the blue or the liner from starting from the coastal waters of North K., or the poplar m, who inadvertently stopped by to visit Yyn, to be blown away in honor of the Strategic Missile Forces holiday. By the way, I congratulate all involved!

    And from what point of view are you interested in? From a purely technical point of view - nothing. From a tactical, political and economic point of view - there are no opportunities, they are zero