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Blah Blah Blah Dude
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Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
All the talk about North Korea's ICBM capabilities got me to wondering on what would prevent any country from positioning multiple subs along the US coastlines and simultaneously launching multiple short range nuclear weapons on major cities (L.A., New York, Atlanta, Seattle, San Fran, etc).

Do we have the military capabilities to prevent the subs from being this close to the US mainland, or destroying the missiles before they reach the targets?



pioneerbasketball
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L.A., New York, Seattle, San Fran

Whats the down side?


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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
The first place they're gonna attack is Henry, La


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Jack Bauers HnK
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
Google mutually assured destruction.


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
The downside is you'd lose GeorgeTheGreek. No more brilliant TD posts.


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upgrayedd
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
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All the talk about North Korea's ICBM capabilities got me to wondering on what would prevent any country from positioning multiple subs along the US coastlines and simultaneously launching multiple short range nuclear weapons on major cities (L.A., New York, Atlanta, Seattle, San Fran, etc).


What makes you think they don't already position themselves to do this?


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Tyga Woods
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
Because we got nukes too baw


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10MTNTiger
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
The United States Navy.


SabiDojo
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
Ground-based Midcourse Defense


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Homesick Tiger
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The United States Navy.


I'd go with the Cajun Navy first. The USN has trouble finding people that can steer a boat.


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TH03
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
Haha it's funny when those cities get wiped out because they're full of liberals.


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Blah Blah Blah Dude
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
Good read, Jack, thanks for sharing.

The MAD theory seems to be a rational concept for stable nations/governments, but doesn't seem to be applicable to a rogue dictator.


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
We have all kinds of fancy sonar and probably other top secret technology that would detect a bunch of foreign subs off our coast. That would be impossible to do in secret.


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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
I think it's already a known fact that we don't have those super sleuth capabilities to detect every submarine. If we did have that capability we would have discovered every drug running submarine in the world.


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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
The FACT that it has NOT happened yet is the answer to your question.......





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20MuleTeam
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
Yeah lol you're gonna get an accurate answer from the dopes on this board lol


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Lsuchs
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
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what would prevent any country from positioning multiple subs along the US coastlines


Not letting them develop the technology. They are almost impossible to keep tabs on when submerged.

Thing is they need supply routes, and a country like NK runs diesel subs that have limited range and obviously need to refuel. That's how you track them

Once NK develops nuclear powered subs it's a whole different ball game. It's also why they want us out of the area, so they can establish supply routes and move freely around the pacific. We have japan, Philippines, Guam, and Australia all right there so they are very limited when it comes to friendly ports and also keeping movements under wraps
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fr33manator
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
Can you imagine if those little Norks tried to invade the homeland? I'd gleefully smoke those slant-eyed little bastards just like my granpappy did in the 50s.



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ruzil
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re: Security question regarding possible attacks on US mainland
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If we did have that capability we would have discovered every drug running submarine in the world.



You are assuming that the US government actually wants to prevent illegal drugs from being smuggled into this country.

Way to drink the government coolaid, Baw!


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