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|User Info||Handicapping The Norks; entered at 2017-08-11 15:29:51|
Registered: 2010-06-13 Tampa Bay, FL
Also factor in that NK has LOTS of nerve gas... makes it even harder to mount a solid attack, if you're worrying about being gassed...|
As you've pointed out Karl, once NK gets a handle on the re-entry survival issue (completely solvable too) the game gets even more grim-maybe NK has a working nuke, maybe not, but a chemical/biological weapon that can fly across the Pacific Ocean is not to trifled with, and those are far easier to put together.
When NK put their satellite in orbit (2-7-16) the payload was estimated to be 440lb (200kg). Assuming they can get a nuke that light, they could hit just about anywhere they want... of course, that's a lot of chemical weapons to put on there...
Not sure on the range of NK's subs, but I kinda doubt they can make it all the way to the US without stopping... Tokyo, OTOH, would likely be well in-range...
If we are to assume that NK would go all-out on an attack, I'm guessing (besides what we all think here) that Japan would see incredible amount of destruction-NK has plenty of SCUD-type missiles for their chemical weapons to lob that way, and the possible suicide nuke sub in Tokyo harbor...
I know this-if I was anywhere near there, I'd be high-tailing it out of there PDQ...