Why does the United States need to maintain the Korean deployment when the ROK military is enormous and more than capable of defending itself and the US military deployment is too small to be of any real value in the event of war, forces based in Japan would be able to be deployed to assist if required, and also why is it so top every with 3 generals?
Are we really to believe this is such a major threat?
Anyone got the tractor MLRS?
The US presence here in the ROK is for multiple reasons.1. Its a stipulation between the ROK and US that the US will maintain a presence here with a certain number of troops. 2. Its to deter DPRK from trying to invade the ROK even though the threat of DPRK invasion isnt as big of a deal as it used to be. 3. The US is here to keep the ROK from invading DPRK and esentially starting another world war. 4. The US presence is to also deter DPRK allies (china etc) from trying to invade the ROK.
>1. Its a stipulation between the ROK and US that the US will maintain a presence here with a certain number of troops.
You dont need to
>2. Its to deter DPRK from trying to invade the ROK even though the threat of DPRK invasion isnt as big of a deal as it used to be.
It is no threat at all, the ROK can comfortably counter it itself, if there were any assitance needed the forces stationed in Japan would be readily available
>3. The US is here to keep the ROK from invading DPRK and esentially starting another world war.
>4. The US presence is to also deter DPRK allies (china etc) from trying to invade the ROK.
China and South Korea are major trading partners that is not going to happen
And China has no power projection capability
Because the ROK ISNT capable of defending itself against the Norks. Yes it has an impressive military and the US has significant forces here. Norks would still roll through us. What we have in place is enough to hold them off until more divisions make it here. You people seriously underestimate NK because of its meme status. Despite everything, it's still a juggernaut that needs to be deterred. Yes in the final fight we'd win of course but the Norks are not a joke and it's dangerous to think of them as such. I'm sitting a few miles away from them and I am definitely not laughing. If anything I wish we had a much larger presence here.
I know they're engineers and shit like that, but goddamn.
>Roll through us
With their tanks that have armor bolted on because they don't have ERA? Please tell me in detail why you think they would roll through the ROK.
>ROK military is enormous and more than capable of defending itself
It ain't. No apaches, no thunderbolts, no means of stopping waves of NK armor rushing through the irradiated ruins of Seoul.
>Norks would still roll through us.
Border is mined
Full of tank traps, pic related
South Korea is well trained and well equipped.
Nork army is full of starving stunted retarded peasents using equipment purchased 60 years ago
>What we have in place is enough to hold them off until more divisions make it here.
South has 5 mechanized divisions, 19 infantry divisions, numerous artillery and aviation and anti air brigades
The American contribution is SINGLE armor brigade, a SINGLE cavalry brigade, a SINGLE artillery brigade, a SINGLE anti-air brigade
Unless that armor is BattleMechs or AT-ATs it is miniscule compared to what the South field
The norks still use T54s
South uses locally built Abrams
T54s were decimated in the first Gulf War by Pattons
So what would Abrams do to them?
>You people seriously underestimate NK because of its meme status.
You over estimate it to justify bloated spending and unnecessary and redundant deployments
>it's still a juggernaut that needs to be deterred.
its a paper tiger
>implying the have the fuel to move large quantities of troops or even vehicles capable of driving to Seoul without breaking down
They can shell the outskirts of Seoul and fuck up the immediate area around the dmz. About the best they'll do.
Read em and weap
tru dat, they do however have 50 MD-500 TOW and 90 Cobras
And 36 Apaches on order
>complain they dont have apaches
>actually they have apaches on order and plenty of AT choppers already
I think this highlights a very big problem for people arguing America needs to defend South Korea
They don't actually know what they're talking about
Nork air force is also literally 60 years old, they still have Mig 17 and 19 and Il 28 in service, the only avionics they carry are the pilots eyes
Only modern craft they have are a handful of Mig-29, which would be kept in Pyongyang to protect it
The United states forces in south Korea are there specifically to die in the first battle of the second Korean war.
American presidents will not be able to sell another Asian quagmire to the public without a couple thousand flag draped coffins. If uncle Sam gets lucky, the first exchange will be nuclear so the UN will go along like last time.
Cold hard truth, my friends who were stationed in Korea were nothing more than geopolitical bait.
I didn't get that out of it, then again when I read through it the first time I had never heard of it or seen the movie and went into it with no expectations other then >science fiction
Does a conflict between north and south really have to be all out loser dies? Isnt a limited conflict from northen invasion/agression possible? Like the first gulf war or something and then ending up in a ceasefire.
At this point only the Best Korea is dying if both of these countries engaged.
Hopefully get stationed in South Korea in the near future, always wanted to see a human like barbie doll.
Nice photo shop imperialist scum.
Our Sŏn'gun youth tower over your "men"
You'll either leave with a load of money saved up, or you'll be broke as fuck the whole time. I left with about 70% of my base pay in savings and still got to go out to see the sights everything I got approved for a pass.
Just stay out of the ville, if you're at casey/Hovey make sure you hit up beaver barbecue. Pretty good.
>And China has no power projection capability
People say this about CHINA'S NAVY. If you did your basic geography, you'd realize the Korean Peninsula is connected to China.
Last time Chinese fought the Americans in Korea, they did it on foot with a few soviet supplied trucks. And they were a problem.
NK Army is the definition of a paper tiger.
In case of conflict they would be raped by South, and their army would melt away pretty quickly due to desertion and their inability to supply them.
Their air force is practically 50 years old. Modern target drones are more advanced than their aircraft.
NK was a danger in Cold War, now it's more of a cruel joke.
>major trading partners
By that logic, there is no way in hell a fight between China and the US would break out. While I don't think it is very likely, its clear that China won't let something like that stop them