Wednesday, March 27, 2013

North Korea at No. 1 Combat Readiness Status

North Korea does not have the capability to start a full-scale war with the US and the ROK. In order to conduct a total war, a country needs to have combat rations, oil, munitions, and other military stock piles. North Korea, however, is devoid of the necessary goods to start a war. North Korea would not be able to support and sustain its armed forces. Moreover, North Korean leaders are fully aware of the fact that in case of war with the US and the ROK, North Korea would lose. The military capability of North Korea is nothing compared to the combined forces of the US and the ROK. Despite this, North Korea announced that the country was going into a No. 1 combat readiness status. This implies that North Korea is under immense pressure from the international sanctions. North Korea’s empty provocations and threats will persist. The international society must not give in and maintain the sanctions against the rogue state.

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