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North Korea Threatens to Sink a U.S. Carrier. Could They?
Popular Mechanics ^ | 4/24 | Kyle Mizokami

Posted on 04/25/2017 6:43:22 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue

In the end, North Korea has an even bigger and more basic problem: It couldn't actually find a carrier if it wanted to. The country has shore-based radars, but those have limited range and a carrier can easily stay out of range. A carrier's aircraft and escorts will shoot down or sink any of North Korea's aircraft, drones, submarines, or surface ships before they gets with sensor range of the mother ship. While this isn't guaranteed in every scenario, North Korea's antiquated equipment is easily to detect.

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I think we are GROSSLY overestimating the capabilities of the North Koreans. I think they are using the bluster to make us fear a "liberating ground invasion" of South Korea in order to gain food and the ability of Fat Boy to stay in power.

Either that, or he's truly insane and it's just a matter of time before they have deployable nuclear weapons. If they can't "find" an aircraft carrier at sea, what makes us believe they can launch a missile half way across the continent and actually hit something?

1 posted on 04/25/2017 6:43:22 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

The Chinese a couple of years ago claimed to have a long range missile that was designed to sink a carrier. If the gave some to N Korea, who knows.


2 posted on 04/25/2017 6:48:58 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: TangledUpInBlue

They would not be able to hit anything, but would you want a nuke to go off in the ocean near Japan?

What would be the EMP results, what would be the possible tsunami effects, etc.?

That is the real danger. Kim does not have to actually hit anything to cause a huge number of possible problems.


3 posted on 04/25/2017 6:49:25 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

“North Korea Threatens to Sink a U.S. Carrier. Could They?”

Yes. Anything is possible. The NORKs use fishing boats for intel. Carriers are often spotted by fishermen in the open ocean. Plus there are literally hundreds of boats/ships in the area that get on the radio and tell all on the channel where the US war ships are.


4 posted on 04/25/2017 6:49:37 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ ("Where there is smoke, there is Susan Rice." Lee Carter, FBN, 4/6/2017)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
"I think we are GROSSLY overestimating the capabilities of the North Koreans."

Yup.

They got crap...a lot of old (technology) hardware and bodies.

5 posted on 04/25/2017 6:50:16 AM PDT by blam
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Ive felt we would lose a ship since last month ..
dont know how though


6 posted on 04/25/2017 6:52:47 AM PDT by ├čudda├čudd (>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Please remember that the Serbs shot down a stealth bomber using human assets to aid tracking. Spies and saboteurs are about so low tech can win a battle within a war.


7 posted on 04/25/2017 6:54:34 AM PDT by buckalfa (Slip sliding away towards senility.)
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I think we are GROSSLY overestimating the capabilities of the North Koreans.

Much agreed. The Norks are incapable of manufacturing anything else, how reliable are their arms? I've read on the rare occasions they "sell" medical supplies (hypodermic needles and gauze) to the Chicoms, they basically just burn it and are glad to get a rail car back.

It's one thing to have all 300 of your top scientists and engineers, working around the clock for weeks if not months to conduct a test under the most ideal conditions. Staging a tactical strike while under withering fire from our air and ocean forces is another thing all together.

8 posted on 04/25/2017 6:56:39 AM PDT by End Times Sentinel (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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before they gets with sensor range of the mother ship.?..................

North Korea’s antiquated equipment is easily to detect.?......................

Who wrote this? A person for whom English is a second language?..............


9 posted on 04/25/2017 6:58:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Profanity is the sound of an ignorant mind trying to express itself.............)
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Before we get too confident we should ask the 46 dead of the Cheonan.
10 posted on 04/25/2017 7:00:05 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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The Chinese a couple of years ago claimed to have a long range missile that was designed to sink a carrier. If the gave some to N Korea, who knows.

Why would China give North Korea something that they could easily use against them?

11 posted on 04/25/2017 7:01:07 AM PDT by Lower Deck
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Does anyone really think the little fat boy is willing to give up his billionaire a solute ruler lifestyle and all that comes with it? I don’t think so.


12 posted on 04/25/2017 7:01:36 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not tired of Winning)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Agree, its dangerously naive to think that the NORKs have no idea where our warships are. They probably have myriad ways of gathering intelligence on us. A country that is rapidly developing a nuclear weapons capability should never be underestimated.


13 posted on 04/25/2017 7:05:32 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Go ahead and try. Even if they miss you will see the biggest Korean barbeque ever.


14 posted on 04/25/2017 7:06:28 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: mad_as_he$$

Remember, our navy under the traitor Obama, often let small Iranian boats harass them and get way too close. What are the chances that the USN still has idiotic ROEs and commanders putting our people in danger?


15 posted on 04/25/2017 7:06:44 AM PDT by WMarshal (President Trump, a president keeping his promises to the American people. It feels like winning.)
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To: buckalfa
I'm not so worried about losses in a straight-up traditional battle. The US wins hands-down when its enemies wear uniforms and move in formation. Saddam made that mistake.

I worry more about asymmetric warfare. A suicide attack like the USS Cole seems unlikely, but how about anti-ship missiles launched from a fishing boat? NK has some modern submarines as well...

16 posted on 04/25/2017 7:08:17 AM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

“If they can’t “find” an aircraft carrier at sea, what makes us believe they can launch a missile half way across the continent and actually hit something?”

What can help us believe is the fact the Norks have satellites orbiting above the United States.


17 posted on 04/25/2017 7:08:53 AM PDT by odawg
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Maybe they could do it once, but after that the survivors of Chairman Dumpling’s utopia would be pineing for the good old days of tree bark soup.


18 posted on 04/25/2017 7:08:53 AM PDT by MCRD
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Fatboi probably plans to get his targeting info from Google Maps.


19 posted on 04/25/2017 7:11:18 AM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: MCRD

You do not seriously believe that a President would murder millions of civilians because of a successful attack on a purely military target, do you?

And, sinking one or more carriers in the open ocean would result in ZERO collateral damage.


20 posted on 04/25/2017 7:14:01 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Die Gedanken sind Frei)
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