North Korea's Military Capability

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    We can easily whip the Iranian military but we put up with them.

    We could easily have whooped Libya for the last thirty or so years and we put up with them and didn't help take out Khaddafi until the very end.

    We put up with Saddam Hussein for a long time until he went too far.

    Even if we won a war against North Koreans in two days but 500 South Korean civilians were killed there would be a backlash from Koreans. South Koreans don't care about North Koreans. They don't really want to join with them because the South Koreans think they are better.
     
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    Easily defeated? So what happened in Vietnam than, ya don't go blaming on "liberal" media on this? In Korea McArthur was losing the war with too many American lives from far away land (very unpopular to the American public) and he was desperate to end it with a nuke. But Truman was fearful of a retaliation from the Soviet Union that's why he thought better. Regime changer doesn't like it whenever they lost to "Communists".
     
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    What happened in Vietnam? The generals violated one of the most basic rules in war, they did not move forward and take enemy territory. They kept troops at their bases in South Vietnam and flew out in helicopters to patrol and engage the enemy which set them up for ambushes. If they would have moved north constantly and took territory they would have won.

    In Korea McArthur was losing the war? He was winning the war against North Korea until China invaded. Even though the US had better weapons the Chinese were smarter than the Americans. The Chinese hid during the daytime (NK is mountainous whereas SK is not nearly as much) when the US fighters were over head then they moved and attacked at night. They pushed the American troops back to about the 38th parallel but it is unlikely that they would have been able to take all of Korea because their supply lines would be too long and exposed to US fighters.

    Truman was fearful of the Soviet Union? I have never read that. If he was afraid of the Soviet Union then why would he get involved at all? Why not just let them have all of Korea?
     
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    Is it possible to share sat pictures with old/new versions of the same site and similar stuff instead of reporting each other and so on?

    I haven't got time to go thought the NK military bases, but the one site that I checked showing interesting deterioration.
     
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    I believe there are two different satellite view websites. Google Earth just uses Satellite View so you can just to directly to Satellite View. I don't know if there is a way to access past satellite pictures.

    Some of their airbases are at Sariwon, south of Wonsan (Navy base on the coast there too), Sunchow, Hwangju, Yongbyon, Koksan, and just east of Pyongyang there is a tiny airfield that has what looks like WW2 fighters, might be the An-2's they have, I can't say for sure. Pyongyang airport is very north of Pyongyang but I only saw commercial aircraft there. The airfields are easy to find on Satellite View.

    You used to be able to look at Area 51 on Satellite View but now they have changed it so you can't.

    The NK airbases look terrible, almost always one runway and one taxiway and almost entirely Mig-19's and Mig-21's are parked and you can always see aircraft parked in what looks like a junkyard.

    There is a video online of Kim Jung Il at an airfield and a NK female pilot takes off, in a Mig-23 I think it was, and she does okay but her sink rate coming in for a pass was too great but she saves it and goes by for a second pass. You can just tell they don't have enough flight hours.

    If you find any tank formations I would love to know where they are because I couldn't find them. They are probably camouflaged or in hangars/warehouses. Supposedly the US intelligence thinks they are all underground but that doesn't seem possible to put 7,000 vehicles underground. The few underground bunkers that I know of had dirt roads leading to them and no recent tire/tread tracks so if there is armor inside they are not being routinely operated.
     
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    Google earth Pro has historical pictures. ( the software )
     
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    Ahh, I didn't know that. Hmm, I may have to try that.
     

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    Submarine base.
     

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    At the Sunchon base you can see UGF which stands for Underground Facility. They may have better fighter aircraft hidden inside the mountain.
     
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