Originally Posted by peacepipe
The primary problem with NK is that,you can't just drop a couple bombs on them & think NK surrenders to our every whim. You would need to put troops on the ground,& I don't believe we have the numbers. Look at Iraq,their army was quite pathetic, & look at the problems that created.
There fundamental difference between combat operations and post combat nation occupation. The second Iraq action in terms primary combat operations was brilliant operation, it was after the defeat of Iraq, where we were not prepared to assume governance role in the power vacuum that we created.