Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
...and the VA system is on the verge of budgetary collapse due to Bush.
Anyway. It's scary. From what I read some people think it's either a tactic to get to talk only with the US (right now we won't, only with the other countries who were part of the stalled talks a few years ago) or to show their power after they launched the other missiles a few years back that also failed. He wants attention and I guess he's getting it. I agree, if they tried to nuke us there would almost undoubtedly be... well, I'd want to nuke them back but doing so would be about the worst possible thing to do. There are so many treaties and alliances out there that suddenly there would be nukes flying everywhere and it's the end of the world as we know it. That's sort of how the first world war started.
Don't we still have troops in the DMZ in Korea? I know we did about 4 years ago.
As far as the DMZ is concerned, yes we still have troops there. Although, i'm not quite sure how many. I agree that North Korea does seem to be trying to get our attention- i just wish they'd do it without launching missles.
And as far as the VA benifits- there aren't any problems with them as far as i know- i have 10 family members that are veterans, and the VA benifits have done nothing but help them. My father as well as my boyfriend are very satisfied with their VA benifits as well
. My father has been a veteran since Vietnam....and my boyfriend just left the service in December, so with the timespan and the experince of both of them, they don't have any complaints.
I agree with you on wanting to neuk them should they attempt to do so to us.....but i also see your point on how we have all the treaties and that would probably cause some turmoil if we do. However, when it comes down to it, i hope that the leaders of the US will do what's best for the US (and as a result, i hope that turns out to be positive actions for everyone else as well). I think that should our country be attacked- we have every right to defend it, reguardless of passive treaties and paperwork. I do think however that a world war III would be inevitable if that happened- although i think it will happen anyways ( i hope i'm wrong). I appreciate you keeping up with the thread! That was a good question you had about the DMZ in Korea, i didn't even think about that. Right now i'm trying to look online to find an answer for you about the amount of troops we have there. I'll keep you posted when i find something.
Have a good day.
For now, this is the only seemingly insightful article i've found, although i can't find the date it was written on:http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Nov1...6_9611064.html