that's pretty funny, at least they keep us on our toes, hun?
Unthinkable, they would be annihilated
Ah, but they are definitely known to have Chemical, Biological, and radiologic weapons and even their conventional weapons are enough to make Seoul disappear and kill 40 M people. With only 23,000 US personnel in all of South Korea, if the North chooses to act irrationally, we cannot stop them before the damage has been done.
The question then becomes, what does the Republic of Korea (South Korea) have in its arsenal? It is highly unlikely the US gave nukes to the ROK, but you never know.
I would like to think so, but I am not convinced at all. I fear our nation would not have the political will to act.
Politically and strategically speaking I think the media has allowed us to believe that they are nuts and have all the goodies and the SK is weak and vulnerable. I bet the US has allowed an immense stockpile of both offensive and defensive weapons that nobody is aware of.
That they would use mockups is not surprising, the old soviet union used to parade the same missiles and planes past the review stand several times to make it look as if they had more than they did.