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Huny Badger RIGHT WING TRIBUNE

The South Pacific is about to heat up as the United States has their eyes on the horizon and gearing up to deliver, operation Bloody Nose.

“Storm clouds are gathering” over the Korean Peninsula, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared Friday. And as diplomats try to resolve the nuclear standoff, he told soldiers that the U.S. military must do its part by being ready for war.

South Korean U.S. bases have been actively training as well as training with South Korean soldiers:

As day breaks near the Bongsu Mountain in South Korea, a small team of highly trained operators emerges from the thick underbrush. In the chilly air, the team of 10, compromised of U.S. Air Force Combat Controllers and Republic of Korea Joint Fires Observers moves stealthily through the wood line, en route to their objective as AH-64D Apache Longbows from 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, circle high overhead.

6-6 CAV, 320th Special Tactics Squadron, and Korean Army Joint Fires Observers completed Operation Teak Knife throughout November across South Korea in order to enhance Joint U.S. Army and Republic of Korea Army interoperability and build combat power.

This unique exercise is a critical step in strengthening ties between the RoK Army and U.S. Armed Forces. Korean Combat Controllers, who are certified as U.S. Joint Fires Observers spent weeks training, readying for this capstone event known simply as “Teak Knife.”

Without forecasting a conflict, Mattis emphasized that diplomacy stands the best chance of preventing a war if America’s words are backed up by strong and prepared armed forces.

“My fine young soldiers, the only way our diplomats can speak with authority and be believed is if you’re ready to go,” Mattis told several dozen soldiers and airmen at the 82nd Airborne Division’s Hall of Heroes, his last stop on a two-day pre-holiday tour of bases to greet troops.

Mattis’ comments came as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea, compelling nations to sharply reduce their sales of oil to the reclusive country and send home all North Korean expatriate workers within two years. Such workers are seen as a key source of revenue for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s cash-strapped government.

President Donald Trump and other top U.S. officials have made repeated threats about U.S. military action. Some officials have described the messaging as twofold in purpose: to pressure North Korea to enter into negotiations on getting rid of its nuclear arsenal, and to motivate key regional powers China and Russia to put more pressure on Pyongyang so a war is averted.

For the military, the focus has been on ensuring soldiers are ready should the call come.

At Fort Bragg, Mattis recommended the troops read T.R. Fehrenbach’s military classic “This Kind of War: A Study in Unpreparedness,” first published in 1963, a decade after the Korean War ended.

“Knowing what went wrong the last time around is as important as knowing your own testing, so that you’re forewarned – you know what I’m driving at here,” he said as soldiers listened in silence. “So you gotta be ready.”

The U.S. has nearly 28,000 troops permanently stationed in South Korea, but if war came, many thousands more would be needed for a wide range of missions, including ground combat.

The retired Marine Corps general fielded questions on many topics in his meetings with troops at Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba and Naval Station Mayport in Florida on Thursday and at Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg in North Carolina on Friday. North Korea seemed uppermost on troops’ minds as they and their families wonder whether war looms.

Asked about recent reports that families of U.S. service members in South Korea might be evacuated, Mattis stressed his belief that diplomacy could still avert a crisis. He said there is no plan now for an evacuation.

“I don’t think it’s at that point yet,” he said, adding that an evacuation of American civilians would hurt the South Korean economy. He said there is a contingency plan that would get U.S. service members’ families out “on very short notice.”

Mattis said he sees little chance of Kim disrupting the Winter Olympics, which begin in South Korea in February.

“I don’t think Kim is stupid enough to take on the whole world by killing their athletes,” he said.

Mattis repeatedly stressed that there is still time to work out a peaceful solution. At one point he said diplomacy is “going positively.” But he also seemed determined to steel U.S. troops against what could be a costly war on the Korean Peninsula.

“There is very little reason for optimism,” he said

SOURCE- FOX NEWS

 Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.

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BREAKING NEWS FROM MAD DOG… HOLY HELL!!!

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