Day by Day

Monday, December 20, 2010

Exhale

Did anyone else just breathe a sigh of relief as North Korea blinked at the ROK?

Having spent a year in Korea, I have no desire to go back and fight there in the winter time.  Or the summer time for that matter.  It's a hellish place to fight.  Casualties would make Iraq and Afghanistan look like a walk in the park.

1 comment:

Rivrdog said...

The Norks looked at their GCI radar scopes, and saw horizon-to-horizon Air Power just outside their SAM-ring range. Probably half the ROK Air Force, and maybe even some US Navy carrier attack aircraft as well. An air-battle management plane or two, also, with tankers enabling long loiter.

Even if they weren't in the air, over at Anderson Field, Guam (PGUA), there's at least one deployed squadron of B52Hs, maybe two or three by now. There will be nuke-tipped cruise missiles with them, and PGUA is but a 5-hour flight from Pyongyang, the launch point only 3.

Nope, the Norks didn't have to blink, there was an eyeful there as soon as they turned those radars to "transmit". My guess is that we will keep up this Air Show until after Christmas, then gradually stand it down.