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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on June 19th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

US & South Korean Armed Forces To Conduct Modern Day Reenactment of Korean War Invasion

This would be a pretty cool firepower demonstration to go and check out:

South Korean and U.S. armed forces will hold their largest live-fire exercise this week to mark the 62nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War, as tensions continue between the two Koreas, officials said yesterday.

The Friday exercise in Pocheon, Gyeonggi, near the tense border with the North will involve more than 2,000 troops, F-15K combat fighter planes, Apache attack helicopters and tanks, said officials at Seoul’s Ministry of National Defense.

The one-day drill, to be presided over by Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, is aimed at displaying a watertight defense posture and war-fighting capabilities, ministry officials said.

An E-737 Airborne Early Warning and Control plane, dubbed “Peace Eye,” and T/A-50 light attack aircraft will take part in such a joint drill for the first time, officials said.

The drill plans to demonstrate how the allies would counter an attack by North Korean armed forces by re-enacting the invasion by the North 62 years ago, officials said.   [Joong Ang Ilbo]

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  • Retired GI
    4:46 pm on June 19th, 2012 1

    Reenactment? What unit is playing Task Force Smith?

  • Leon LaPorte
    4:59 pm on June 19th, 2012 2

    1. I-Corps. :roll:

  • Seoul Guy
    5:28 pm on June 19th, 2012 3

    As i said, a nuke South Korean bomb/SLBM test right under the NK nose would make Kim Jung Eun shiver in his pants.

    What’s with conventional weapons demonstration mumbo jumbo.

  • Teadrinker
    10:41 pm on June 19th, 2012 4

    #3,

    Although it’s safe to bet that South Korea would be capable of producing a nuclear weapon very quickly (if they haven’t already done so secretly), declaring itself as a nuclear power would do more harm than good.

    Think about it…Why doesn’t China seem to care that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons? What do they have to gain from turning a blind eye to it?

    Besides, where could they conduct a nuke test safely in South Korea? Given the size of the country and the population density, probably nowhere.

  • Seoul Guy
    3:35 am on June 20th, 2012 5

    Yup.. It’s unfortunate. Even though the U.S. is nearly bankrupt, Americans got largest nuke arsenal on earth. They got eleven air craft carrier fleet. Heck. The U.S. is South Korea’s second largest export market.

    No way in heck that South Korea would ever be a nuke power without American okay. Once the U.S. recovers from its economic woes, it would be even more powerful militarily.

    Would South Korea ever become militarily independent of the U.S.?

  • Matt
    12:44 pm on June 20th, 2012 6

    Who gets to be the North Koreans this time? :)

  • Tom
    12:58 pm on June 20th, 2012 7

    Me. :lol:

  • Casanova
    1:08 pm on June 20th, 2012 8

    #7, you would be the first coward to lay down your weapon and surrender.

  • Leon LaPorte
    3:47 pm on June 20th, 2012 9

    6. The Indians, I suppose. :razz:

 

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