Thursday, February 22, 2018
A Vox video by Danush Parvaneh and others, “What a War With North Korea Would Look Like” (6 min).
The animated presentation features Senator Tammy Duckworth, (D-IL) who lost both legs in combat in Iraq.
The film says that North Korea would be very likely to use chemical and biological weapons in South Korea very quickly and stated the horrific results that could result from one anthrax vial.
The film then got into the “use it or lose it” idea on nuclear weapons.
The video also hinted at the “decoupling” problem of Pentagon planning: North Korea could some day decide that forceful conquest of the South is necessary to keep the Kim family in power.
Wikipedia attribution link for North Korean missile ranges, CCSA 3.0. Note that the KN-08 is now the H-15.
Sunday, February 04, 2018
The Economist offers a short film (Dec. 2017) “North Korea’s Nuclear Threat in 2018” from its “World in 2018” series
The video is commendable for its lack of inflammatory rhetoric and seems to predict that both Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will avoid war and its catastrophic consequences.
The film documents “only” a credible nuclear threat to the West Coast of the United States, not to the entire mainland, despite the Nov. 28, 2017 “parabolic” H-15 test.
The film is surprising in not mentioning EMP.