Thursday, February 22, 2018
Vox: "What a War With North Korea Would Look Like"
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.