HOW 3 SUCCESSIVE U.S PRESIDENT BEFORE TRUMP FAILED TO STOP NORTH KOREAN MISSILE & NUKE PROGRAMS? Defense Updates
Published on Aug 12, 2017
U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power.
In a separated assessment, United States calculated last month that up to 60 nuclear weapons are now controlled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Some independent experts think the number is much smaller.
In the missile department, it is agreed by most experts that the recently tested HWASONG-14 could reach many US cities.
So, in the current scenario, it can be safely assumed that now North Korea has now acquired the technological capability to target US mainland with nuclear tipped missile.
This situation hasn’t got to this point suddenly, but took about 2 decades in making. Three American presidents before President Trump oversaw the impending crisis.
In this video, Defense Updates look at HOW 3 SUCCESSIVE US PRESIDENT FAILED TO STOP NORTH KOREAN MISSILE & NUKE PROGRAM?
Clinton successfully negotiated the Agreed Framework of 1994, which resulted in the closure of North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear power plant in exchange for oil deliveries, a phasing-out of economic sanctions, and help with the construction of a light water reactor for energy production. Both parties complied with their treaty obligations until 1996.
This course of events suggests two fundamental shortcomings of Clinton’s dovish approach toward North Korea:
1. Lack of follow-through
2. Yongbyon was initially only closed but not dismantled, thus allowed North Korea to restart its nuclear program at relatively little cost.
Overall, North Korea benefited from its nuclear provocation and through the Agreed Framework, it received economic aid, temporarily improved diplomatic relations with the United States, but pulled out of the agreement in time to maintain its nuclear program.
The takeaway from these events was that North Korea could not be trusted.
GEORGE W. BUSH
The Bush administration took an entirely different approach to “the North Korea problem.” Rather than seeking an agreement with the hermit country, the Bush administration sought regime change - deemed necessary because of North Korea’s membership in the “Axis of Evil“ as a country producing weapons of mass destruction.
In 2003, North Korea finally withdrew from the NPT and, in April, admitted for the first time to the possession of nuclear weapons. These events prompted the Six-Party Talks between the United States, South and North Korea, China, Russia, and Japan in August of that year.
However, having learned the lesson of the Clinton era, the Bush administration adhered to its “dismantle first, talk later” policy. The Six-Party Talks stretched on for years, punctuated by nuclear and missile tests in 2006, until North Korea finally withdrew from the Talks in 2009.
The net result of Bush’s hawkish policies was little better, if not worse, than those of the Clinton administration. The Bush administration failed to achieve an agreement on denuclearization. On the contrary, the North Korean nuclear program progressed to the point of a successful nuclear test in 2006 and another one only a month after its withdrawal from the Six-Party Talks in 2009.
Obama offered negotiations in his inaugural speech, but North Korea responded with missile and nuclear tests. The administration quickly changed to a policy of strategic patience, essentially a commitment to denuclearization as a precondition for talks, conducted in close alliance with Seoul and the other members of the Six-Party Talks.
Washington did engage in bilateral negotiations with Pyongyang, producing the Leap Day Agreement - which fell apart only three weeks after it was announced because of a failed satellite launch by Pyongyang.
Ultimately, the nuclear test and rocket launch this year prove that the Obama administration was no more successful than its predecessors in stopping the progress of North Korea’s weapons development.
None of the 3 Presidents were able to stop North Korean nuke and missile programs. As time went by, the technological competency of North Korea improved and ultimately resulted in them being able to successfully test nukes as well as long-range missile.
The important aspect is that none of the American presidents used the military option and the intelligence agencies advising the presidents could not correctly evaluate the pace and maturity of the North Korean weapons programs.
President Trump has come to office at time when the situation has escalated too far, almost to the brink of war. It remains to be seen, if he can do what the previous 3 presidents could not.
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Published on Aug 25, 2017
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Published on Aug 26, 2017
North Korea had more harsh words for the US on Wednesday, strongly condemning US-South Korean joint military exercises and criticizing President Donald Trump's "weird" and "ego-driven" social media posts just hours after Trump claimed the rogue nation's leader is "starting to respect us."
Washington and Pyongyang have traded heated rhetoric and dueling threats in recent months, and latest verbal volley published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) was, in some ways, a predictable response to the joint US-South Korean military exercises from a North Korean regime that views such activities as practice for an eventual invasion.
There have been innumerable debates on television, print media and social media about the weapons possessed by North Korea and some them have grossly overstated their effectiveness.
Keeping that in view in this video, Defense Updates looks at top 5 weapons of North Korea and how they are actually obsolete?
So, lets get started.
Il-28 /H5 BOMBERS:
North Korea bomber fleet consists of the Il-28 and its Chinese copy, the Harbin H-5. It has about 82 of these.
These have been developed in late1940s.
North Korea originally received 24 Ilyushin Il-28 Beagles in 1960, and after that delivery of the Chinese H-5 copy continued.
A low maximum speed of 900 km/hrs. (560 mph) and a fairly low ceiling of about 13,000 m (43,000 ft.), renders the aircraft very vulnerable even to older types of SAMs and jet fighters.
These will be easy targets for modern American fighter jets.
North Korea has a mix of old Soviet era Surface-to-Air missiles (SAMs), which includes the S-75, S-125, S-200 and Kvadrat.
All these systems are outdated and represent technology that is 2 to 3 generation older.
Also, these may not be in good working condition. Even when working, are likely to be only nuisance instead of being a solid challenge to American air force.
In addition to them, since early the 2010s North Korea has deployed an indigenous SAM system, which is called KN-06 by South Korea and the U.S.
The KN-06 is a long-range SAM that bears some resemblance to the Russian S-300 and Chinese FT-2000, and has a max range of 150 km.
The North Korean military is in possession of a fleet of about 70 submarines, comprised of approximately 20 Romeo class submarines (1,800 tons), 40 Sang-O class submarines (300 tons) and 10 Yono class submarines (130 tons).
Thought the quantity is impressive, the quality is not.
All of these submarines uses diesel-electric propulsion and were designed in the 50's or 60's. They don’t have Air Independent Propulsion (AIP), to augment their underwater endurance and hence have to surface frequently, making them easy targets.
Also, these can operate mainly within the 50 km exclusion zone of North Korea, enabling easier detection as the search envelop is small.
Tanks play one of the most vital roles in any ground offensive or defensive maneuvers. The Pokpung-ho is a North Korean main battle tank (MBT) developed in the 1990s. It is a locally designed and contains elements or incorporates technology found in the T-62, T-72, Type 88 and Ch'onma-ho MBTs.
The Pokpung-ho I, the initial variant had the 115mm gun; however, later version Pokpung-ho II is armed with 125mm smoothbore gun, which fires Armor-piercing rounds produced in North Korea.
But this tank has many shortfalls, here are some:
1. The tank does not have the capability to fire anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) from its main gun.
2. The night sighting system is most likely the same as present in obsolete T-62.
3. The chassis is basically a heavily modified version of T-62, and is mated with a relatively underpowered 1000 HP engine. The max speed is around 55 kph, which is considerably low compared to many tanks of modern era.
4. At 44.3 tons, it is significantly thinly protected than most modern main battle tanks, which weigh upwards of 60 tons.
5. Though the tank has some Explosive Reactive Armor plates and Composite Armor plate here and there, but these are afterthoughts and, are likely to way less effective than modern tanks.
Air supremacy is one of the most important factors in modern day conflicts. North Korea has a fleet of different kinds of fighters, which even includes Chinese derivatives of very old fighters like Mig 17 and Mig 19.
The MiG-29 is the Korean People's Army Air Force’s (KPAF) most modern fighter and it operates approximately 40 of these.
Though the Mig 29 is a capable fighter but North Korea has been isolated for long with very little access to spare parts and other maintenance infrastructure.
Also we must have to note that fighter jets are platforms and their effectiveness depends largely on the weapons they carry.
With little to no access to foreign air-to-air missiles, because of sanction and no in-house designs; the Mig 29 is equipped with old weapons technology.
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Published on Sep 5, 2017
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