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savafan
08-06-2005, 03:29 PM
http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20041107-055605-6954r.htm

Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Newly declassified documents revealed the United States planned as recently as 1998 to drop nuclear bombs on North Korea if the country attacked South Korea.

As part of "scenario 5027," 24 F15-E bombers flew simulation missions at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina to drop mock nuclear bombs on a firing range between January and June 1998, the Korea Times reported Sunday.

The revelation followed claims by a South Korean lawmaker that the U.S. drew up plans to launch preemptive strikes on key targets in North Korea in 1994.

The report also came amid concerns that President George Bush will take a tougher stance with North Korea during his second term.

The declassified documents also said the U.S. had kept nuclear weaponry in South Korea until at least 1998, despite officially claiming it had withdrawn all nuclear warheads in 1991.

Unassisted
08-06-2005, 06:39 PM
I would guess that these plans are still in effect and that we also have similar plans to nuke mainland China if it should invade Taiwan. Although Wal-Mart and the thousands of other US companies whose fortunes are tied to China would probably prefer that we didn't.

KronoRed
08-06-2005, 06:54 PM
Such plans also were around during the cold war to hold the Russians back if they every went after Germany/France

ochre
08-06-2005, 06:56 PM
Although Wal-Mart and the thousands of other US companies whose fortunes are tied to China would probably prefer that we didn't.
It would reduce the national debt pretty quickly though :)

RFS62
08-06-2005, 08:02 PM
I imagine we've got plans to attack pretty much everyone on earth if provoked. We're big planners.

KronoRed
08-06-2005, 08:10 PM
I imagine we've got plans to attack pretty much everyone on earth if provoked. We're big planners.

I'm distrustful of those Canadians ;)

RFS62
08-06-2005, 08:11 PM
I'm distrustful of those Canadians ;)


Rhode Island could whip them.

rdiersin
08-06-2005, 10:24 PM
I'm distrustful of those Canadians ;)

I wish John Candy was still around, he'd be able to do it.

cincinnati chili
08-06-2005, 11:09 PM
I would guess that these plans are still in effect and that we also have similar plans to nuke mainland China if it should invade Taiwan. . Although Wal-Mart and the thousands of other US companies whose fortunes are tied to China would probably prefer that we didn't

No way. There isn't a U.S. president in the last 40 years who would have done that. Strategically, Taiwan means very very little of us compared to mainland China... regardless of whatever reprehensible things they might do.

Falls City Beer
08-06-2005, 11:20 PM
I imagine we've got plans to attack pretty much everyone on earth if provoked. We're big planners.

Yeah, that was some *real* Boy Scout planning for Iraq. :rolleyes:

Unassisted
08-07-2005, 12:04 AM
I wish John Candy was still around, he'd be able to do it.Able, perhaps, but I doubt he'd be willing, since he was Canadian himself. :)

Unassisted
08-07-2005, 12:09 AM
No way. There isn't a U.S. president in the last 40 years who would have done that. Strategically, Taiwan means very very little of us compared to mainland China... regardless of whatever reprehensible things they might do.Democratic (small "d") symbolism and trade make Taiwan a much bigger deal than the tiny space it occupies on the map. I think the leverage they gained against Taiwan was one of the biggest motivating factors for China to open its markets. Maybe that's why the Chinese have been doing some sabre-rattling about Taiwan this year? Just to see how this administration would react.

GAC
08-07-2005, 10:04 AM
We would never nuke the French. Wouldn't have to. :lol:

alex trevino
08-07-2005, 07:56 PM
We probably have plans to nuke ourselves afterall doesn't the military claim to protect us from enemies both foregin AND domestic?

Regarding China, I think to go to war with, let alone nuke, Mainland China to protect Tawain would be the most foolish and possibe last mistake a US President could ever make.

KronoRed
08-07-2005, 09:34 PM
Maybe the plan is to trade them Taiwain and we get North Korea

REDREAD
08-07-2005, 11:06 PM
Yeah, that was some *real* Boy Scout planning for Iraq. :rolleyes:


Well, just because something is planned, doesn't mean that it will go well :)

Falls City Beer
08-07-2005, 11:20 PM
Well, just because something is planned, doesn't mean that it will go well :)

How do you plan a disaster? ;)

WMR
08-08-2005, 01:53 AM
How do you plan a disaster? ;)

Disaster planning???

919191
08-08-2005, 02:59 AM
Why use nukes when we could send in Jim Coombs?

pahster
08-08-2005, 11:09 AM
I imagine we've got plans to attack pretty much everyone on earth if provoked. We're big planners.

You're absolutely right. We have plans for attacking pretty much every country. This report doesn't surprise me in the least. It shouldn't surprise or shock anyone. I really doubt we would actually nuke anyone, though. It's just a plan. We have all kinds of intelligence data on every country in the world for use in case of a war. Of course, sometimes (Iraq) we ignore it, but thats another topic.

creek14
08-08-2005, 11:19 AM
How do you plan a disaster? ;)
DanO did a pretty good job of it when he put the 2005 pitching staff together.