Washington, D.C. (GPA) – A retired US General has a warning for the Trump regime: The US could lose a war with North Korea.
Over the weekend, retired General Jan-Marc Jouas issued an ominous warning to the Trump regime concerning their escalating rhetoric with Pyongyang.
Unlike a lot of other instances of ‘establishment’ figures telling President Trump, he is ‘unfit’ for office, this time the warning came from an actual retired military figure with some standing. In fact, not only is Jouas a high ranking former general but his last official position was as the deputy commander of US forces in Korea.
The warning from Jouas came via leaked letters the general wrote to members of the US Congress which contained an honest assessment of what would happen should a new war break out between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Despite the image of military superiority painted by Donald Trump, Jouas warned that the US would face multiple challenges in any potential large-scale operations on the Korean Peninsula. Not least of which, according to Jouas, is the fact that US forces “are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as [allied] forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting.”
Jouas also warned that due to the logistics around a war on the Korean peninsula that “Unlike every conflict since the last Korean War, we will not be able to build up our forces prior to the start of hostilities.” This could be an obvious problem for western troops since the DPRK’s army is 1.2 million strong.
The letters also factored in the chemical weapons and nuclear weapon program in the DPRK, and the countries ability to hide their weapons from US surveillance technology.These roadblocks, according to Jouas, “will further delay their entry into the war.”
There are currently approximately 30,000 US troops stationed in South Korea who are lacking in actual combat experience as well as the supplies to carry out a sustained war on the peninsula. The DPRK, on the other hand, has large contingents of soldiers ready to storm the DMZ should a war pop off. While the US may have more overall military strength, the blitzkrieg style attack that would surely be the opening of a new Korean War has devastating potential.
James Carey is an organizer based in Detroit, Michigan, founder of Geopolitics Alert, and an experienced analyst on Middle Eastern affairs with a particular focus on Turkey. He also covers topics ranging from Latin America and Asia to Europe. You can also hear James in his weekly podcast; The Left is Dead which he co-hosts with investigative journalist Jake Anderson.