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US and South Korean authorities endorse new military response plan in case of conflict with North Korea

A spokesman for the South Korean Ministry of National Defense said that the South Korean and US authorities approved a new rapid response plan in the event of a conflict with North Korea, reports TASS.

A spokesman for the defense department noted that “the updated OPLAN 2015 plan includes emergency suppression of the North Korean weapons mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical and biological. " In particular, preventive strikes against warehouses with these types of weapons are envisaged. The plan will take effect if the situation on the Korean peninsula aggravates, with the threat of the start of a full-scale armed conflict.

Currently, South Korean and US military personnel are working on individual elements of OPLAN 2015 in the course of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint exercises, the main task of which is to work out actions in case the DPRK starts using biological and chemical weapons.

It is worth recalling that this document was adopted against the background of the aggravation of relations between South and North Korea, which was resolved a few days ago during the talks of high-ranking representatives of both countries held in the border Panmunmunjom.
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  1. sever.56
    sever.56 28 August 2015 12: 03
    "Preventive strikes on warehouses" ... It somehow reminds me of a test tube with Iranian bacteriological weapons. It will be enough to shake such a test tube at the UN Security Council session, and it will be possible to boldly erase the DPRK into dust. Or maybe they can do without it. They just take it and bomb it. Without any proof of guilt.
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 28 August 2015 12: 04
      Still, they took a breather after the recent conflict to think about a plan! How to prepare and arrange an attack on the UN in a more or less acceptable form for the UN and the world community! And the FSHAkals really want to stir up the Korean War, you bastards!
      1. 28 August 2015 12: 22
        Not only are they muddying the water on the Korean peninsula, they are crap all over the world angry ! This is the essence of the arrogant Saxons! hi
        1. KERTAK
          KERTAK 28 August 2015 12: 24
          all the same, they neatly work with North Korea. After all, a nuclear power is all the same. Smells little does not seem to everyone
    2. anokem
      anokem 28 August 2015 12: 37
      It will be a pity for North Korea, it has given so much to humanity compared to South ... We drive North Korean cars, use North Korean smartphones. Low mortality, high prosperity of the population, food program implemented. The power of law and justice. Built by developed socialism. And the Kim dynasty is enlightened successful managers ... Yankees, hands off North Korea
      1. 28 August 2015 12: 50
        Israel, too, has given a lot of things, it’s in sayings if it’s cunning ass to her! Mother will sell her mother hiValtsman managed to sell the country as well!
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 28 August 2015 19: 51
          Quote: Baikonur
          Still, they took a breather after the recent conflict to think about a plan!
          And then to think that the South Koreans before that had no plans for the military neutralization of North Korean nuclear launchers sites(it’s good that the DPRK’s nuclear power, as well as the combat deployment of the corps and army artillery leries, are perfectly observed by southerners or southerners belay(these are all-weather drones in service with the Republic of Kazakhstan, and given that the loyal ally of the United States uses the northerners for the "route", then judging by the experience of Iraq and Libya: most of the "axes" will stick in the places of destination, the PRC will not harness, not the risks for it However, the South prepares latently (and has always done so, just now wants to do like a cobra, breaking the borders, and therefore breaking the template). P.S. The world will be on the 38th parallel, but if a war starts, then I Stormbreaker, like a great hippie, will stand between 2 fronts and in a loud voice I will ask: Koreans ... Communists and Capitalists are not interested in your well-being, but that cannons bristle on the 38th parallel. Koreans, I know Kazakh people: strong, interesting and ... divided people. And if they were united, there would be a counterweight and a blow to the underbelly of our strategic ally (with whom we have no strategic agreements, which means there are no actions !!! here the other day the teachings were in the Gobi desert, and so ... sa My strong detachments were sent by the Americans, the Chinese, and then all the small things. And besides, the PRC is the main trade partner of the United States, this is not a hint to what ...? I can still move the same post, about the shark teeth of the Manchu group of PLA troops, but the collars Probably it will make a mistake that the PRC and the USA are successful and profitable partners. Moreover, they trade not in resources, but in technologies and real production. This is now the most important thing in world politics, more important than some French small newspaper (circulation of a dozen subscribers is issued as a worldwide tea). The USA and The PRC is dividing the MIR.RF for this interpretation is not invited, there face control is not the dependence of the national currency on the price of oil, but the final competitive products. You can still knock with nuclear balls, but FACT is FACT. They do not respect us.
      2. kotvov
        kotvov 28 August 2015 20: 57
        Yankees, hands off North Korea ,,
        and you try to touch them, if you go back to your wanderings, you’ll throw yourself. there isn’t your people there, otherwise NCO would have appeared.
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  3. dsi
    dsi 28 August 2015 12: 05
    South Korean and US authorities approve new plan

    South Korean can be crossed out.
  4. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 28 August 2015 12: 06
    Lyakha-fly, well, where without the Indians, what kind of abscess is brewing, Northrop-Grumman, Boeing and Lockheed-Martin are right there, to earn money on the roof.
    1. Alexey Boukin
      Alexey Boukin 28 August 2015 12: 13
      So after all "an abscess is brewing" just at the initiative of the United States. And nobody asks the opinion of the South Koreans. Americans have an itch in one place if they take a temporary respite from fueling another conflict. Their goal is to embroil the peoples and governments of other countries and make money on it.
  5. GRAY
    GRAY 28 August 2015 12: 06
    Considering that mountainous areas prevail in North Korea and, moreover, they have been digging hard there for 70 years, the plan is dubious.
    Whoever gets into the warehouse without demand will receive stars from the storekeepers. smile
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 28 August 2015 15: 27
      In the DPRK, all the warehouses must have been deep underground for a long time, and even closed on top with imitations of bunkers and structures.
  6. Militia
    Militia 28 August 2015 12: 10
    A defense spokesman noted that “the updated OPLAN 2015 plan includes the urgent suppression of North Korean weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical and biological.” In particular, it provides for preventive attacks on warehouses with these types of weapons.

    Well, who would doubt it. The main thing is to urgently suppress the nuclear, chemical. and bio. And then the debriefing. Where is Korea and where is America. Americans, as always, rake in heat with other hands. Nothing changes. Slop Amer’s strategy has shown itself wherever the hostilities that they knocked down begin.
  7. drundel861
    drundel861 28 August 2015 12: 25
    There is at least one part of the world where star-striped did not stick their nose, patrons ... s angry
  8. anderles66
    anderles66 28 August 2015 12: 26
    The translation, presumably, is something like this: "The South Korean military carefully studied the plan drawn up by the American military back in 1953, but adjusted to take into account new types of weapons."
  9. Masya masya
    Masya masya 28 August 2015 12: 26
    Without states, they will not step a step! Why be surprised that the states rule if they themselves are ready to lie under them? What am I, lie to the fullest!
  10. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 28 August 2015 12: 36
    I think they will burn Korea and Asia at the same time. .In Tajikistan and Karabakh, they have been striking matches for a long time ... they are waiting for a convenient moment, bastards ..
  11. Gloomy Hedgehog
    Gloomy Hedgehog 28 August 2015 12: 40
    As someone said, in my opinion, a NATO general - "after the first shot, all plans collapse." Damn strategists.
  12. roskot
    roskot 28 August 2015 13: 36
    Well, if the staff climb with plans for good, do not wait. They will democratize.
  13. strannik1985
    strannik1985 28 August 2015 14: 02
    The news is incomplete. Over the next five years, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan intends to allocate approximately 2016 trillion won, or about $ 2020 billion, for the implementation of programs aimed at countering the Pyongyang nuclear threat.
    About $ 140 billion will be allocated to improve command and control, and about $ 70 billion will be spent on strengthening the defense capabilities of the armed forces. Part of the funds (six trillion won) will be used to equip missile defense with a “Kill Chain” preemptive strike system designed to retaliate against North Korean missile bases, command posts and mobile launchers if information is received on preparing the North for an attack on the southerners.

    2,7 trillion won will be spent on the missile shield itself - the KAMD system. Among the systems planned for the purchase are American PAC-3 systems, M-SAM medium-range missiles, and radar systems. Funds will also be allocated for the technical re-equipment of the air force and naval forces, and drones and thermal imaging surveillance devices are planned to be purchased for the ground forces.

    Annual expenses will amount to an average of 40-42 billion dollars, and perhaps that is why even the South Korean radio commentary ended with the passage that “the government should remember that in exchange for considerable budget costs, which include taxes, residents countries want peace on the Korean peninsula. ” Indeed, although the exact figure of expenditures in North Korea is unknown, according to experts, it varies in the range from two to eight billion dollars a year. It turns out that even with the maximum value, the South Korean military budget is five times higher than the military spending of the North.

    And what does the RK have now? There have long been cruise missiles, including for new generation submarines capable of being under water for up to 50 days. By 2020, the Republic of Kazakhstan will have 6 such submarines, and each of them has 20 missiles with a range of 500 km. This is enough to cover the entire territory of the North.

    Also, weapons for the destruction of underground bunkers and combat vehicles capable of overcoming minefields at the DMZ are being put into the arsenal of the army of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Such a choice clearly indicates an offensive doctrine.

    A year ago, the United States allowed the Republic of Kazakhstan to have ballistic missiles with a flight range of up to 800 km. But depending on the chassis and payload, such a missile can hit both 800 km and 2000. In essence, this is a permit for medium-range missiles capable of carrying a nuclear charge. Most of the territory of the Russian Far East could be hit by such South Korean ICBMs.

    Add to this the ambitions of both conservative politicians and the younger generation of officers. Already, we are talking about the creation of a missile defense system and the concept of a preemptive strike with emphasis on unmanned aerial vehicles and long-range cruise missiles. March 2015 maneuvers of the army of the Republic of Kazakhstan were already practicing a preemptive artillery strike on North Korea.
    Many thanks to K. Asmolov for the information provided.
    And does this all unfold against a poor country whose entire budget is equal to the military budget of Kazakhstan? Not funny. Japan’s military force is limited to Article 9 of the Constitution, against the backdrop of these restrictions, South Korea is becoming the most important US ally in the region, it’s ridiculous to think that the military efforts of the Republic of Kazakhstan are directed against the DPRK, in the worst case scenario this power is directed against Russia and China.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 28 August 2015 15: 32
      Only this new South Korean power against Russia and China will not work.
      1. strannik1985
        strannik1985 28 August 2015 16: 51
        Together with NATO and Japan?
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 28 August 2015 17: 36
          In the event of a war, NATO will withdraw - no one wants to be one hundred percent suicides, Japan all the more so will not fight with anyone.
  14. chelovektapok
    chelovektapok 28 August 2015 16: 31
    There will be no "conflict" there. The Americans of Vietnam and Korea ate themselves to burp. Though they are "well, stupid" (c) M. Zadornov, but not enough to ride a rake. Now others, who are relict dill, are jumping for them.