Firstly, unless China gives nukes to North Korea, they have no nuclear weapons. And, they do not have any ICBMs - Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in their inventory at this time; they are just in the ICBM testing phase.
We did not lose in Vietnam. Protesting anti-war liberal hippies at home with marches and demonstrations caused Congress to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which had given the President authority to send troops and fight the war in Vietnam. Because of the protests and demonstrations at home, we decided to pull-out.
Liberal Left Politics and public opinion once again did not let the Generals fight a War. The US bombers were not allowed to bomb all targets in Hanoi. Russia and China were supplying arms to the North Vietnam Army; however, the USA did not have the guts to declare war on Russia and China, which we should have done then because we have had the most nukes and the best ICBMs.
North Korea will be shut-down if they mess with us much more, and China will not interfere. If China does, cutting off all trade with them will make them think twice and for them to shut-down North Korea. If that does not work, well, WWIII was inevitable sooner or later.
There is no doubt the United States could win a war with North Korea. We have enough nuclear weapons to wipe North Korea off the face of the Earth. Is that ideal? No. Fallout could fall on our ally South Korea, but we still have superior weaponry and armed forces.
We don't even know much about them to start with, The U.S. President Obama doesn't focus on their weapons and stuff, meanwhile North Korea could easily nuke the Americans anytime they want and you can't stop them from doing so. It's just a matter of time that the U.S. Will lose if North Korea will really attack them (and most likely will), plus their soldiers are sociopaths, athletic, skilled and loyal to their leader. I could go on with this forever, but I think I already said enough. Goodbye.
North Korea dictator is crazy. He won't mess around. 2 A bombs and America is toast. While America is still deciding on how to go to war, North Korea will be sending so many A bombs, America won't have time to react. Sheer numbers out weigh America too. Good luck America, not that it'll help you.
I don't think the North would have the time or ability to use Nuclear weapons, and if it did they could only detonate one inside their own borders. The United States and South Korean armies would steamroll the Norths defenses if the North had to stand by themselves. If China became involved things could get really really bad
USA has the most active nuclear weapons n the world, has the best air force, 3rd size, and best trained marines. North Korea has a few nuclear weapons to their side, but everything else is far behind isa. The only reason we havent nuked afghanistan is because if we did so then no oil for us, and countries who got oil from us would bomb us and we'd blow up the world
If it comes down to military vs. military, the North Korean military is extremely outdated. They also lack the natural resources to sustain a war, they can't even keep their entire military fed, yet alone their people, so unless they have a death star, they aren't going to win against any modernized country with a decent sized military.
There is literally no military on the planet now or throughout history that is as powerful as the U.S. military. Even the mighty Roman Empire was not superior in its time to the U.S. today. Neither China nor Russia nor North Korea not the three combined could successfully defeat the U.S. It is estimated that even the Chinese military is 20 years behind the U.S. Do the people who are saying NK would win know absolutely nothing? NK has fewer than 10 nukes without sophiscated launching mechanisms; the U.S. has over 7,000 nukes with the most advanced launching technology in the world.
If North Korea was stupid enough to lunch a missile at the USA witch they can't hit the US would swat it of the air with their defenses if the USA decided to lunch a missile back witch would be unlikely because we wouldn't have the north would be gone within a few hours if the USA went with the more practical decision of an invasion the Air Force and navy would destroy the norths industry, artillery,air fields,city's and the major roads,bridges and railroads within a few days cutting communications and supply leaving the north unorganized and confused if the USA and South Korea decided not occupy the north and the north surrendered then there would undoubtedly b a military coup in witch the Kim's would be thrown out of power if they weren't already dead from the war and not only would it b the USA the south and Japan but also pretty much all the other major military forces and civil end nations creating possibly the most powerful military coalition in history
North Korea wouldn't be able to support themselves nutrition-wise and technologically. They do not have the resources to last very long nor do they have the ability or skills. Unlike The Vietnam war, the NK people do not have the ability to join their fighting force in order to reEnforce. Also, the ability of allies for them is non-existent. China is too financially involved with the US that they will not get their hands dirty. Their technology is far less advanced, and they do not have control of satellites for the ability of GPS and SAMs weapons like the US does. It would be a short war.
The United States couldn't win the Korean war which is why there is North Korea in the first place. The U.S. can't win because winning a war is not just occupying a country. Winning a war goes far deeper than that. Winning a war means winning the people's minds and hearts. The people of Korea believe their leader is a God. There is no way you can change their minds. They would fight to the very end. Japan was the same way but the reason that the U.S. was able to change the minds of the people was because Hirohito got on the radio and proclaimed he wasn't a God. The shock of his announcement is what won the WWII in Japan--not the nuclear weapons. And, yes, North Korea would use nuclear weapon.
Everyone is saying stuff about the US and its allies, what about North Korea and there, they have china which there numbers alone out number us and our allies almost combined. Not to mention China is catching up with our military's technological advantage largely do to the files that have been being hacked from the pentagon computer base. The North Korean troops are trained in a much more disciplined fashion then our soldiers. Yes we have better weapons then them but like I said before they have China, think back to the world wars and how quickly all our factories were changed to help the war effort, well i think China can do the same, So I dont think we can win that war.
I used to be from Korea. Let me tell you, no one is getting far with the weapons they traded for. The U.S would be gone! Anyway Korea has a reason to want us dead, we made a really bad movie about there government and most importantly killing the leader. I have all my bets in that North Korea or Korea in general would wipe America out if we go to war.
North Korea's leader is a madman. He could just launch nuclear missiles, and by the time they get to the US, it would be too late for the Navy to react fast enough.
Of course, NK wouldn't stand a chance if the US striked back, but the first impact would still mean millions of lives lost.
But then again, really no one wins a nuclear war. It's just a waste of human lives and resources.
Many people think that North Korea cant win a war because they cant directly attack America with missiles or nukes however Seoul and Tokyo make up a large amount of supplies for America and south Korea in Asia. If North Korea can take out those two cities with missiles or nukes then they have already one the war since the south Koreans and us troops wont be able to maintain a supply line if they march north.
If the US went to war then us(Britain) and all of Europe would go against N Korea, you can't just say America would win, however they would be on the winning side. Korea has a huge army, but with British troops bieng the best trained and the US with pure numbers and strength. We would win. Plus, nukes can be counterd by other missiles(read it somewhere). It would take some doing though and by the way people of N Korea do not think the Kim's are their god. They fear them and they dispise the dictatorship but there is nothing they can do. Hopefully it will calm down.
Assuming North Korea with whatever nuclear capabilities they posses will surely be the just cause, of however many other unstable ran countries on this earth with nuclear weapons. Sparking all defense systems to unleash hell from every corner of our world. Weather you call it the dominoe effect or a chain reaction of what I believe we will I'm sure label as WWIII. A winner you ask? Nothing but losers. It's a war that can never be won.
Yes I know the U.S would win with no doubt but in reality no one wins millions of civilians and soldiers that are fighting the war will die because of both governments. THE TRUTH
It doesn't take a hero to declare war but it take a hero to fight it.
Tis' the nature of nuclear war. Yes, we would/could reduce the country to a bit of glowing earth. Heck, we could do that with the whole world, if we wanted. But is this what anyone wants? No! We want a unified Korea. We don't want to loose a few million, just to have "won". Any full-scale nuclear war would probably bring in other nations, as well. More people dead, more uninhabitable land. There are no winners in a nuclear war, especially one such as this.
North Korea has a mentally unstable dictator in possession of Nuclear Weapons. These weapons may not be as advanced as ours but they still work. Notice Kim Jong Un did not sign the Non-Nuclear Proliferation act. He is not insane enough to initiate Mad(Mutually Assured Destruction). In a land war the U.S. Would have a huge technological and troop training difference. Not counting backing from the UN. The U.S. 7th fleet would bombard North Korea with cruise missiles and marines and special forces would be on the ground. The War would be over in a matter of weeks. Dennis Rodman would have to find himself a new best friend.