Skip to comments.US 'plans tit-for-tat response to North Korea'
Posted on 04/08/2013 3:14:34 AM PDT by markomalley
The United States and South Korea have reportedly drawn up joint plans for a retaliatory set of tit-for-tat responses to any strikes by North Korean on its neighbour.
The scale of the response has been set down in a new war plan to ensure that there is no unintended escalation into broader war.
The new "counter-provocation" plan is calling for an immediate but proportional "response in kind" to North Korea if it decides to launch a ground attack or a missile, the New York Times reported last night, citing unnamed US officials.
Under the plan, the source of any North Korean attack will be hit with similar weapons, the report said.
If the North Koreans were to shell a South Korean island that had military installations, the plan calls for the South to retaliate quickly with a barrage of artillery of similar intensity, the paper noted.
White House officials are attempting to downplay the military build-up on the penninsula in an effort to calm the situation. Dan Pfeiffer, the senior advisor to President Barack Obama, said on Sunday that North Korea had display similar behaviour "many times" in the past.
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I sure am glad we have such a fantastic military mind running this place (/sarc)
Tit for tat? How about smoking hole in the ground? Oh that’s right, just something he’ll have to apologize for later.
We should nuke North Korea before it nukes us.
I don’t know about you but Dr. Strangelove appears to be running our North Korean war strategy - sans the bomb.
Too bad we can’t eject Peter Sellers over Pyongyang.
Don't tug on Superman's cape. Unless, of course, the guy wearing the cape is a wimpy Muslim.
George Patton would be rolling over in his grave.
Americans are in it to win. Tit-for-tat? Sounds like a politically correct “you live to fight another day” war.
If we had fought World War II like that, we’d be speaking German today and hailing the Fuhrer!
Tit for tat? Our response is more twaddle from that twit Obama.
Destroy missiles on the pad? Yes.
Unrestricted cyber warfare? Yes.
Decapitation strikes? Yes.
Blockade? Yes. (Not sanctions, a REAL blockade. Nothing goes in, nothing comes out.)
Bomb nuclear sites? Yes.
Incubate a revolt? Yes.
That should be sufficient.
By the way, cancelling the missile test in California gave NK a great victory and has emboldened their efforts. They see it as a vindication of their policies.
North Koreahas already declared they are at war. They have even given us the date they intend to start the battles
When a country attacks another country, you kick it’s ass. You don’t say you shoot ten of my guys and I will shoot ten of yours.,
North Korea is a boil on the ass of theworld that needs to be lanced.
Lance it and “Git er Done”. once and for all.
A really stupid strategy.
When your enemy strikes, hit back with all you have. Destroy.
This whole thing is an annual joke.
Let their people eat grass.
Nuttin’s gonna happen.
Kabuki theater done so very poorly ....
Ignore that fat FK ....
What would the Kenyan flash know about tits; let alone tats?
Great. Two gangsta thugs going at it. As usual, there will be no winners.
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country
Just send a couple of Carnival cruise ships to the NORKS.
They will have a fun time cruising in circles eating their own feces.
We’re going to have a heck of a time ensuring casualties are of the same age, race, gender, persuasion, income bracket, etc.... That is if we really want to be fair about it.
This is exactly what Johnson and McNamara did in Vietnam. It is also the perfect receipe for disaster. The pain will grow slowly in NK and they will adjust and continue to survive and fight. The first response on our part should rather be substantial enough to shock them into reality.
This is one of the most idiotic “strategies” I’ve ever heard of.
How about this—we tit them before they tat us...........
What the heck has this country come to? Iit’s like waking up in a different universe every morning.