From: Chehalis, WA
I'm responding to a previous post of somebody speculating about the NKs putting a bomb on an attack bomber and sending it towards a US/SK/Japanese target.
This is rhetoric. Like the Iranians; they've been screaming about removing Israel from the map for decades and it hasn't happened yet.
Yeah, a Mig-25 couldn't sneak in and land in Japan either...
The fact of the matter is a Mig-23 could reach Seoul in seconds... well before we had enough time to react. What is it? 20 miles from Kaesong to Seoul?
Whether a Mig-23 could evade radar and strike mainland Japan is anyone's guess. He is a desparate man and I would everything is on the table for him. He could certainly try to strike somewhere like FOSIF Kamiseya. That would put a huge dent in our electronic intel gathering capability if successful.
I agree this is most likely rhetoric... but its dangerous rhetoric that can lead to disaster. And to dismiss it out of hand is to simply to stick one's head up their behind and pray all is well.
Ret Navy AWCS (1972-1998)
VP-5, Jacksonville, Fl 1973-78
ASW Ops Center, Rota, Spain 1978-81
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