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Korean Peninsula: the forces of the parties. Part II

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As mentioned in the first part of the article, neighboring states can be drawn into the hypothetical war of South Korea and North Korea, as well as countries that have friendly relations with the parties to the conflict. In addition, it is necessary to remember that the eastern regions of Asia attract the attention of even overseas states, and this accordingly affects the political situation. Nevertheless, the first candidates for the role of the next participant in the war are states that are in close proximity to the Korean Peninsula, for example, Japan or China.


Japan

It is often argued that Japan risks becoming a target for North Korean missiles and therefore will be forced to go to war and respond to the blow with a blow. In general, this opinion seems logical, if not for one feature of the Land of the Rising Sun. According to its constitution, Japan cannot have armed forces. The document explicitly states: "The right to conduct a state of war is not recognized." Currently, Japan has only so-called. Self-defense forces, which are actually a small professional army, limited in capabilities, weapons and military equipment. The specific appearance and original nuances of the legislation are unlikely to allow the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to take part in the war. Nevertheless, consider that Japan can oppose the aggressors.



The Japanese Self-Defense Forces are one of the smallest formations in East Asia. They serve only 250 thousand people and almost 60 thousand are in reserve. Most (about 150 thousand) serve in the land self-defense forces, which also cannot be called massive. So, Japanese land forces have no more than a thousand tanks several types of own production, as well as about the same number of armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, etc. Separately, it is worth noting about 1800 Komatsu LAV armored cars, which entered service in recent years.

The Japanese artillery contains no more than 1900 weapons of all classes, including MLRS and self-propelled artillery. It is noteworthy that the caliber of all systems does not exceed 155 millimeters, and the most widespread types of artillery systems are towed mortars, which is an indirect consequence of the defense doctrine of Japan. Also in this context, it should be noted a relatively small number of anti-tank guided missile systems - up to 700 units of all types.

The defensive nature of the armed forces is also emphasized by the relatively large number of anti-aircraft systems. The airspace of Japan is protected by 750-800 rocket and cannon complexes of seven types of their own and co-production.

Korean Peninsula: the forces of the parties. Part II


Fighting aviation Self-Defense Air Force is equipped with a relatively small number of aircraft. Currently, Japan has approximately three hundred combat aircraft of three types. It should be noted that the old American McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter-bombers are now actively decommissioned, and Mitsubishi F-2 aircraft of joint US-Japanese development exist in the amount of only 60-65 units. 12 cars were lost during the tsunami in the spring of 2011, due to which the main combat aircraft of the air defense forces remain the F-15, assembled in the United States and Japan. The long-range radar detection and control functions in the Japanese air defense forces are assigned to 15-17 aircraft Boeing E-767 and Grumman E-2 Hawkeye.

In addition to aircraft, there are no more than 80-85 Bell AH-1S Cobra and McDonnell Douglas AH-64В Apache attack helicopters in Japan. An interesting fact is that these machines are assigned to the ground forces of self-defense.



Japan has powerful self-defense forces for its region, capable of performing a wide range of tasks. The largest Japanese ships are helicopter destroyers of the "Hyuga" type. Two such ships can carry multi-purpose helicopters on 11 and are armed with anti-aircraft and anti-submarine missiles. Despite the official classification, the Hyuga ships are in fact light aircraft carriers. In addition to these destroyers, helicopter carriers in the sea self-defense forces, there are two other large ships - destroyers of the project "Sirane". These are surface ships adapted for anti-submarine missions and at the same time capable of carrying three helicopters at once and ensuring their operation.



It is worth noting that destroyers are the most massive class of ships in the Japanese naval self-defense forces. In addition to those mentioned above, the 44 of such ships carrying artillery, torpedo and rocket armament is also in the ranks. It is worth noting that some of these destroyers in some sources are called frigates and corvettes. The patrol boats (six units) and tank landing ships (three ships of the Osumi project) became much less popular.

In the underwater navy Japanese naval self-defense forces have only non-nuclear submarines. These are 11 Oyashio-class submarines and four Soryu boats. All of them are armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles UGM-84 Harpoon. A characteristic feature of Soryu boats is a power plant based on the Stirling engine, which can significantly increase combat capabilities.

China

Another neighbor of North and South Korea is the People’s Republic of China. This country maintains friendly relations with the DPRK and cooperates with it, including in the military-technical field. The mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries sometimes causes various speculations about the entry of China into the war on the side of North Korea. It is worth noting that the likelihood of such a development is not too great. In addition, even if the PRC stands up for the DPRK, far from all the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) will take part in the war. For this reason, it is difficult to accurately assess the prospects of China in such a conflict, so you have to make an impression on the basis of common figures.



In the event of a conflict, units of only two of the six military districts: Shenyang and Beijing will probably participate in it. There is every reason to assume that for effective combat work only the troops of the Shenyang district, which directly borders the Korean Peninsula, will be sufficient. The number of troops in these districts can be represented on the basis of information on Air Force bases. Of the approximately 150 bases, 29 is located in Shenyang and 18 in Beijing. Similarly, due to the political situation in the region, the bases of other types of troops, with the exception of naval forces, are also distributed.

Chinese armed forces are the most numerous in the world. Currently there are about 2,2 million people serving in them. If necessary, several more millions or even tens of millions can be mobilized. It is clear that in the event of a local conflict on the Korean Peninsula, only a small part of the PLA will participate in the hostilities and additional mobilization will not be needed.

According to various estimates, the Chinese army has about six thousand tanks of several models, including the newest "Type 99". Along with the new tanks, a number of old ones serve in the military, for example, the “Type 59”, which is the Chinese version of the Soviet T-55. The total number of armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles is estimated at 7,5-8 thousand units. As in the case of tanks, the soldiers of the Chinese army can use both new equipment and the old, whose age is several decades.



In the artillery units of the PLA there are at least 10-11 thousands of guns, mortars, multiple rocket launchers, etc. The Chinese army is armed with several dozen different artillery systems, including self-propelled ones, of caliber up to 203 (howitzers) or 300 millimeters (MLRS). The exact distribution of artillery in the regions of China is classified, but there is every reason to assume that at least two or three thousand guns reside in the eastern regions close to the Korean Peninsula.

With anti-aircraft systems there is the same situation as with artillery. In service is a few dozen cannon and missile systems for various purposes. According to available data, an integrated air defense system has been created in China, which uses both short-range cannon systems and long-range missile systems. Troops on the march and in positions are also covered by several air defense systems simultaneously.

To protect against enemy tanks and armored vehicles, ground units of the PLA are equipped with several types of anti-tank missile systems and grenade launchers. The age of the available anti-tank weapons varies considerably: there are copies of Soviet RPG-7 grenade launchers or upgraded versions of the Malyutka anti-tank missile systems and their own designs of recent years. The total number of anti-tank weapons was not announced. According to various estimates, the troops have no more than two or three thousand missile systems with guided munitions and much more significant amounts of anti-tank grenade launchers.



Separately, it is necessary to mention the so-called 2-i artillery corps. This unit, despite its name, is responsible for the duty and use of ballistic missiles. The 2 corps has ballistic missiles of all classes: intercontinental, short and medium range. The exact number of missiles was not called, but from fragmentary data it follows that a total of at least one and a half thousand missiles of all classes are on duty. The most popular are short-range missiles, such as the DF-11 or DF-15. The number of strategic missiles deployed is estimated at 70-80 units. Most of China’s existing ballistic missiles can carry a nuclear warhead.

Among Asian countries, China also stands out for its air force. The total number of combat aircraft in the Chinese Air Force exceeds one and a half thousand. The most popular (over 1300) are fighters and fighter-bombers. These are eight types of aircraft purchased abroad and self-produced aircraft. It is worth noting that Soviet and Russian developments had a great influence on the Chinese aviation industry. Moreover, one of the most common aircraft in the Chinese Air Force - Chengdu J-7 and Shenyang J-11 - are replicas of the Soviet / Russian MiG-21 and Su-27 fighters, respectively.



For attacking enemy targets near the front in the Chinese air force there are about a hundred combat helicopters Harbin WZ-9 and CAIC WZ-10. The overall coordination of aviation is assigned to five KJ-2000 long-range radar detection and control airplanes, manufactured on the basis of the Russian Il-76 transport workers.

China's naval forces are leading in terms of quantitative and qualitative composition among the naval forces of the region. Therefore, it can be assumed that only one operational-strategic alliance of the Chinese Navy will participate in the hypothetical war of the two Koreas - the North Sea Fleet, whose responsibilities include control of the Yellow Sea and the surrounding areas of the Pacific Ocean.

Three destroyers, four frigates and several dozen patrol ships and boats serve in the bases of the North Sea Fleet. It is also necessary to mention five strategic nuclear submarines with intercontinental ballistic missiles on board. Finally, according to various estimates, 15-20 diesel-electric submarines serve on the Yellow Sea. Exact data on their number is not available. In terms of numbers, the North Sea Fleet is not the largest in the Chinese Navy and noticeably lags behind the Eastern Sea Fleet. Nevertheless, its capabilities are sufficient to effectively combat South Korean or Japanese ship groups.



If necessary, the ships of the North Sea Fleet may receive support from other operational-strategic alliances, for example, from the Eastern Sea Fleet. Among other things, the latter is able to support Chinese troops with seven tank landing ships of the 072 Type project, which may be useful when landing on the coast of the enemy. The South Sea Fleet has even more amphibious capabilities, which has 11 tanks and two new 071 Type amphibious assault ships. The fleets of the East and South Seas, if necessary, can also send their destroyers, frigates and submarines of various types.

USA

The last likely participant in a possible war is the United States of America. Despite its geographical position, this country has its own interests in East Asia and is unlikely to allow anyone to “divide” this region. The United States is actively cooperating in the military-technical sphere with South Korea and Japan, which is why, in particular, it is believed that they will take part in a hypothetical armed conflict. The United States now has at least one of the most powerful armies in the world, but it is clear that only some of the units based in a relatively short distance from the Korean Peninsula will be involved in a possible conflict.

First of all, it is the US Pacific Fleet and its carrier strike groups (AUG). The closest to the Korean Peninsula is the 5-I AUG of the 7-th operational fleet. Its home port is an American base in the Japanese city of Yokosuka. Four more American AUGs belong to the bases located on the east coast of the country itself. If necessary, any of them can go to the Korean Peninsula and begin to perform combat missions.



The centerpiece of each AUG is the Nimitz type aircraft carrier. In the case of the 5 group, this is the USS George Washington (CVN-73) with the 5-m wing. The cover of the “George Washington” and the aircraft from enemy ships and submarines is carried out by the 15-I destroyer squadron, which currently includes seven ships of the type Arleigh Burke. Thus, one aircraft carrier with 90 aircraft and helicopters of various types and seven destroyers is based in close proximity to a potential theater of military operations. If necessary, the 5-I AUG can be reinforced by submarines or other warships. In addition, according to the situation, other similar compounds may join this carrier strike group.

In the context of a possible war, the North Korean strike on American bases on the island of Guam is often mentioned. Soldiers of these facilities can also take part in a hypothetical conflict. Three multipurpose Los Angeles-class submarines, the USS Frank Cable submarines (AS-40) and several auxiliary vessels serve the Guam naval base. When appropriate, the base on Guam is able to ensure the operation of other ships of the US Navy.

On the island of Guam is also located Andersen Air Base. As part of the 36 th wing, located on it, there are strategic bombers Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and Northrop B-2 Spirit. The range of these aircraft allows you to attack targets not only in North Korea, but also in more remote regions. The nomenclature of weapons of these bombers is such that they are able to perform some combat missions without entering the enemy’s air defense system. In addition, it is argued that the B-2 aircraft themselves are a very difficult goal for the enemy's anti-aircraft systems. It is probably for this reason that by the end of January-month, when the situation on the Korean Peninsula was only beginning to worsen, the US command transferred two B-2 bomber to the Andersen base.



At a smaller distance from the Korean Peninsula, on the Japanese island of Okinawa, is located the American air base Kadena. It serves several squadrons of McDonnel Douglas F-15 Eagle fighter-bomber, Boeing E-3 Sentry long-range radar detection aircraft, Boeing KC-Stratotanker air tankers and helicopters of various types. Also in Okinawa is the base of the Marine Corps of Futenma. It serves as a location for the 1-second marines air wing and about four thousand marines. The main strike force of the 1 th wing is McDonnel Douglas F / A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II fighter-bombers. In recent years, the United States and Japan are considering the possible transfer of the Futenma base to another location, but have not yet decided where it will move.

In the event that the United States enters the war, the first soldiers who will be able to step onto North Korean territory will be the soldiers of the 2 Infantry Division bearing the name "Indianhead." The total number of personnel of this division is 17 thousand, but not all of them serve in South Korea. Only a few brigades from this unit are stationed on its territory, near the town of Tonduchon in the north of the country. This is the 1st Brigade Combat Team, which is armed with tanks and armored vehicles designed to transport personnel; Combat Aviation Brigade, armed with helicopters, including AH-64D Apache; as well as artillery 210th Fires Brigade. In fact, the 2 Infantry Division is a small, but well-equipped ground forces and therefore capable of performing a wide range of tasks even at a distance from the United States.



The result?

When considering the Self-Defense Forces of Japan, it can be noted that their combat potential exceeds the capabilities of the DPRK or South Korea. The directional development by Japan of its armed formations had a corresponding impact on them. It should not be forgotten that, according to the constitution of Japan, this country cannot participate in wars. How official Tokyo will behave in the event of a conflict begins is still a mystery. Perhaps he will retain neutrality, but one cannot exclude the possibility that participation in a war will be legally registered as an assistance to a peacekeeping operation, and this does not contradict the legislation of the country. In case of direct participation in the conflict of Japan on the side of South Korea, the DPRK's chances of winning, at least, are significantly reduced.

The military power of China and the United States far exceeds all the available capabilities of the DPRK, South Korea and Japan combined. In fact, these countries do not have to send a large number of their troops, since the course of the war can be changed by several divisions or brigades. At the same time, the US and China will not bring the matter to open confrontation with each other. Such large countries should not fight each other, since such a conflict may have too serious consequences. Therefore, the most that can be expected is the support of the parties, like it was during the years of the Korean or Vietnamese war.

In general, the approximate course of the war between North and South Korea can go several ways:
- North Korea and South Korea are fighting themselves, without outside intervention. In this case, the troops of both countries will suffer serious losses in manpower and equipment, the front line will constantly shift in both directions, and of all the consequences of the war, only death of a large number of people, destruction and economic losses can be predicted guaranteed;
- China is on the side of the DPRK. In this case, the troops of South Korea will fall into a very difficult position, since they will have to fight with considerably superior forces. It is likely that the coalitions of the DPRK and the PRC will succeed in reaching not only Seoul, but also the central or southern provinces of South Korea. Under any circumstances, China’s entry into the war will have fatal consequences for South Korea. In addition, the attempt of Seoul to strike at important facilities of North Korea or China cannot be ruled out, because of which all three belligerent countries will suffer heavy losses;
- The United States and / or Japan take the side of South Korea. This scenario completely repeats the previous one, but with the difference that the North Korean troops will be defeated. In the light of the latest ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons this development seems risky for the South Korean and American sides;
- Both Koreas receive wide support from their allies. It is difficult to talk about specific events in this case, but there is every reason to assume that such a war would be like a conflict of the early fifties. In the end, regardless of who wins, both North and South Korea will suffer significant losses, as well as lose many important military and civilian infrastructure.

As we see, all four scenarios will have more than unpleasant consequences for both countries of the Korean Peninsula. It has to be admitted that there is a fifth scenario, in which the losses of the parties will be insignificant and will be of an exclusively political nature. If Seoul and Pyongyang do not need thousands of deaths and numerous destruction, then they should calm down and stop escalating the situation. The events of recent days show that the situation on the peninsula is gradually stabilizing and the probability of war decreases all the time. However, the tension of the situation, similar to recent events, does not occur for the first and seemingly not the last time. The next aggravation can end not with angry statements, but with the most real war. Are the political ambitions of Kim Jong-un and Pak Geun-hye worth of victims and destruction? This question can only answer the leaders of the two Koreas.


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  1. Sirocco
    Sirocco April 24 2013 09: 21 New
    +7
    What can I say? The international Pismetry operation is over, thank God. lol There are no winners. And it was not foreseen, in the event of a conflict, many, both China and the United States, and us would get it. And nobody is interested in this. To be completely objective. Then it’s time for South Korea to establish relations with the North, without the participation of the United States (the United States is doing a disservice there). Only this is not included in the US plans. Here you understand, Russia is located, and China is gaining strength. So we are doomed to such tricks from the North. Korea. hi
    1. Canep
      Canep April 24 2013 09: 54 New
      +1
      Quote: Sirocco
      It’s time for South Korea to establish relations with the North, without the participation of the United States (the United States provides a disservice there)

      I completely agree with Cuba and all the Caribbean countries normal relations, because they did not call a big uncle. Wherever Americans appear, military conflicts erupt over and over again. And it is not necessary that the SKs are afraid of nuclear weapons of the UK; they will not use it on the Korean peninsula under any circumstances. But the Americans can strike back a nuclear strike.
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco April 24 2013 10: 45 New
        -1
        Quote: Canep
        But the Americans can strike back a nuclear strike.

        Here I will say this. And at our side is a semblance of Fukushima, right? I think if the United States is not stupid, then they will not take such actions without coordination with Russia and China. For it is fraught with consequences. With the same success, Russia can apply a preemptive strike against the Syrian terrorists.
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 April 24 2013 11: 52 New
          +3
          With the same success, Russia can apply a preemptive strike against the Syrian terrorists.
          ... in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United States. laughing
        2. Canep
          Canep April 24 2013 13: 18 New
          +2
          I wrote a RESPONSE (without quotes) i.e. if Eun hits the US bases. Anyway. In fact, the South Koreans can stand up for themselves, and if the Americans leave the Peninsula in general it will be easier for the Koreans to agree, the Chinese are unlikely to support Una now.
    2. BruderV
      BruderV April 24 2013 20: 23 New
      0
      Quote: Sirocco
      It’s time for South Korea to establish relations with the North,

      For those who are still in the bunker, they are already trying to fix more than one decade. Already they drove the ghost there by trains and built a railway line through the north to Russia, and even kept the Caeson industrial zone at a loss. But the church-emperors stupidly do not need any adjustment and unification, otherwise their radiant sunlitness among the people will not be and everything loses its meaning.
      1. fartfraer
        fartfraer April 25 2013 06: 41 New
        0
        “For those who are still in the bunker, they have been trying to fix more than one decade. They’ve already transported the eater by echelons there and built a railway via the north to Russia, and even kept the Caeson industrial zone at a loss.” After the collapse of the USSR, the Russian Federation sent us 80% of the ham and sneakers, and other crap. We just had to cut nuclear weapons, ruin the army, ruin the social network, etc. But that's what a strangeness that gave us zhrachka and "freedom "they are now condemned and called enemies, but at the same time, the" patriots "advise those few countries whose grub and money have not replaced conscience and honor to make our mistakes)
        Yes, if I were a North Korean, then looking at the Russian Federation from the 90s to the present day, I would categorically support it.
  2. fenix57
    fenix57 April 24 2013 09: 25 New
    0
    And if such an option: Since there is a "shortage" of food shortages in the DPRK, the fuel resources are also likely to be small, then against the background of UN Security Council resolutions, neither Korea nor Amers need to do anything special ... Yes, and China not satisfied with the behavior of the "disobedient boy" (and the PRC helped with food). For a long time, will there be enough reserves in the DPRK ... They settled ...... And everyone understands this. hi
    1. Canep
      Canep April 24 2013 13: 24 New
      -1
      A "good" idea is to starve 50 million people. Eun In their deity is not sure that the people will organize an uprising. It's easier to wait.
      1. Shawnee
        Shawnee April 24 2013 22: 07 New
        +1
        Is it easier to wait?
  3. tttttt
    tttttt April 24 2013 09: 26 New
    +2
    All this performance is akin to Boston. For a month the cheeks are inflated, and nothing. For amers, this is just a reason to pull as many troops as possible into the Far East. We need to be vigilant first.
  4. Boot under the carpet
    Boot under the carpet April 24 2013 09: 31 New
    0
    The provocation of the Americans or the fanatical ambitions of the leaders of Pyongyang and Seoul can lead to war. I know one thing, the United States simply will not give up its influence on the Korean peninsula.
  5. omsbon
    omsbon April 24 2013 09: 32 New
    +1
    Quote: Sirocco
    International operation on Scribing ended, thank god.


    Expression really liked!
  6. Rakti-kali
    Rakti-kali April 24 2013 09: 48 New
    -1
    I posted a "+" for the last two sentences.
  7. qwertynsan
    qwertynsan April 24 2013 10: 24 New
    0
    Kim Jong-un was trained as princes to rule the country. And they raised hatred towards the south of Korea and his people about what kind of negotiations could be discussed? Fanatics live in the north, and this, as we all know, will ultimately end in someone's death. I really hope that everything ends with a little blood.
    1. fartfraer
      fartfraer April 25 2013 06: 48 New
      0
      strange, they raised me with hatred of fascism. Do not tell me how to deal with this? How could I overcome this negativity in myself to "good people"?
      and here’s another example of charity and hatred of gays. well, it so happened that my parents made a terrible mistake and raised their son as a normal peasant, and not a fag ** som. how to deal with this now? how do you deal with a similar negative to "other "? Share your experience, I will be grateful
  8. newcomer
    newcomer April 24 2013 10: 28 New
    +2
    Quote: omsbon
    The international Pismetry operation is over, thank God.

    I agree!!! and apparently, Kim’s 3rd pussy turned out to be not only the smallest, but also the funniest. and cheeks to inflate for begging preferences and food from the bourgeois, he will get much worse than that of his grandfather and daddy ... although he himself is much more fat and glamorous.
    1. fartfraer
      fartfraer April 25 2013 06: 55 New
      +1
      newbie, straight to the point) Kimushka crap)) only here is that? did Korea become a raw materials appendage like the Russian Federation? no. did the Koreans give part of their territories as the Russian Federation? no. do 99% of goods from manufacturers paying taxes in Korean stores other countries? no. is there a panic in Korea over the Cypriot banking "scam"? also no.
      "to beg preferences and food from the bourgeoisie," - if you are not a schoolboy, you are most likely working. I imagine how you puff out your cheeks and humiliate yourself for the sake of you, credit or a place in the village of for a child) and you still condemn someone?
  9. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil April 24 2013 10: 41 New
    0
    But I feel sorry for the Koreans in the north, they just need to be fed for a start, because apart from their fat leader, no one eats up the campaign there, and of course it’s time to tie up with the communist monarchy, how much can I do? help.
    1. fartfraer
      fartfraer April 25 2013 07: 15 New
      +1
      but I think you wrote this dregs to work out the denyushka gos.depa)
      By the way, I agree with you in something, for example, a fat Kim eats everyone)
      By the way, doesn’t it infuriate you that a citizen of the Russian Federation must register upon arrival in the capital of the Russian Federation within three days? Nowhere should-not in Novosibirsk, not in Tyumen, but in Moscow should) that Moscow is another state?
      By the way, I’ll give an example once cited — Shamanov and Troshev were also not the most slender, so how do you feel about these people? For the sake of expanding my horizons, I ask, nothing personal
  10. opkozak
    opkozak April 24 2013 10: 54 New
    +3
    Quote: tttttt
    cheeks inflate

    then remember what happened
    1. fartfraer
      fartfraer April 25 2013 07: 17 New
      0
      funny) thanks for the positive) yes, it's time to get away from the ideas of the Koreans and come to a "democracy." The Russian Federation can teach them easily, remember the collapse of the USSR? Then remember what happened?
  11. Mohomax
    Mohomax April 24 2013 11: 22 New
    -2
    Perhaps China is favored by such a position as, among other things, the United States. They are not stupid and know how to profit from the war. China may join North Korea. Americans will move their troops closer to us and China
  12. Makarov
    Makarov April 24 2013 11: 43 New
    0
    (Unprintable word on B), and what other consequences of the war can be, pleasant?
  13. xomaNN
    xomaNN April 24 2013 16: 13 New
    +1
    The DPRK is pushing its cheeks for another month, receiving money and food, and quieting down for a while. Thank you for the info on the Armed Forces of the countries of the region. Capacitively.
    1. fartfraer
      fartfraer April 25 2013 07: 25 New
      +2
      What amuses me most is how certain commentators “cheat” when they talk about a possible mixture of the Russian Federation and the United States) “we will use them with a nuclear shandarahn bomb”, “the Airborne Forces will break everyone”, etc.) some foolish mind decided that he could use nuclear weapons to protect the Russian Federation, but the DPRK did not?
      everyone who writes about the famine in Korea, I’m using the example of any city of the Russian Federation (finally any) with a population of more than 400 tons. I will find at least 50 thousand people who are not eating enough. "Fat" Kim is easy to condemn) condemn other fat people as well, in Russia full of people. first, "patriots". and then, when you think about my words, maybe you start to think not with the concepts of "he is fat," they are starving, etc., but you will begin to draw analogies with "ideological" countries, which are no more. and then honestly and very sincerely say, would you like to live in a "non-ideal country", or would you prefer a "fair democracy") of successes in mental processes
  14. воронов
    воронов April 24 2013 19: 17 New
    +1
    For analyzing article +
  15. gorsten79
    gorsten79 1 May 2013 01: 39 New
    0
    Too general information. On the armed forces. Everywhere, approximately, perhaps you can probably guess ... They can use it., Or they may not use it. A few ... In short. Nothing about. Guesses are military-political. the armed forces are almost zero. China compares the entire army in numbers. But the fleet is selective. The Air Force also. The US has a couple of AUGs and an infantry division .... V-2 ... And the number of these V-2s ... carry nuclear weapons !!! And the cannons can fire and idle ... It would be better not to be too lazy, the author compiled tables for all armed forces, the number of equipment. For the United States and China, additionally for groups directly adjacent to the zone of a possible conflict. And then he analyzed and possible options. The analysis is more or less decent, but it is somehow diluted with data on the armies. A lot of superfluous. For the volume of something. It is clear the truth, why China and the DPRK have a lot of secrets beyond measure.