'U.S. could be vastly outnumbered in war with North Korea'
With North Korea continuing to threaten the U.S., and the U.S. President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang back, against issuing any further provocation, now a former Pentagon commander has issued a warning. The retired U.S. general with years of experience in the region has warned that the U.S. would struggle to win if a war broke out with North Korea. As tensions over the country's nuclear ambitions continue to mount on the Korean peninsula, the retired, Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas presented his views on a possible conflict with North Korea in a letter to Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois). Jouas, who was the former deputy commander of U.S. Forces Korea, said the near 30,000-strong U.S. forces stationed in the neighboring South would struggle to counter the North Korean Army. Pyongyang claims the country has almost 5 million people who have volunteered to be part of its army. He wrote in the letter, “The 28,500 U.S. Armed Forces personnel in South Korea are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as ROK (South Korean) forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting.”- Read more