US Army Prepares Troops Deployed In South Korea For WMD Attack

Tyler Durden's picture

On Thursday, amid de-escalation chatter, President Trump once again insisted that US military action in North Korea remains a possibility should the North continue its threatening behavior against the US and its allies. If the US were to strike, it would be a “sad day” for the isolated North, Trump promised, adding that while “it would be great” if the issue of containing the North’s nuclear program could be resolved without military action, “nothing is inevitable.” Not peace, not war.

Meanwhile, instead of remorse, Kim Jong Un has only expressed what appears to be frustration that global financial markets aren’t taking his threats more seriously, and has vowed to continue. With its neighbor and client state threatening to upset the global apple cart, China on Thursday hinted that it could support tighter UN economic sanctions, but also pushed the two sides to begin a dialogue. Meanwhile, Russia Today reports that the US military is continuing to prepare for another ground war on the continent. A recent procurement posting suggests that the US Army is seeking a contractor to train its forces in South Korea to respond to potential attacks involving a weapon of mass destruction.

According to a contract proposal posted by the Army on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the Army’s 718th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (EOD) in South Korea should be taught to identify hazardous materials, “know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations,” and implement decontamination procedures.

The contractor would be expected to provide a two-week training course, taught on-site at the US Camp Humphreys base in South Korea. The US has 25,000 troops deployed at some 80 sites across the country. In August, the Pentagon posted another proposal that hinted at heightened anxieties about an attack: Contractors were needed to build walls around four US bases, according to Russia Today.

Trump’s remarks famously followed an aggressive statement from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who warned of a “massive military response” to any perceived threat from North Korea to the US or its allies. Carrying on the US’s rhetorical good cop, bad cop routine with the North. Earlier this week, the US began deploying four new THAAD missile-defense systems in Seongju County, located about 300km south of Seoul, adding to the two already there. The South Korean Defense Ministry cited an urgent need to mobilize the launchers amid growing threats from North Korea, despite widespread local protests against the deployment.

The US and South Korea also conducted joint anti-submarine drills on Thursday and Friday, according to Yonhap.

Joining the chorus of voices insisting on a diplomatic solution, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that a diplomacy could still work – backing away from his previous suggestion that an all-out nuclear conflict was inevitable. However, as the North is probably plotting more missile and nuclear tests, we imagine the US military presence near the DMZ will gradually build as the conflict simmers with no resolution in sight.

But the biggest question facing the Korean crisis is whether, as many have speculated, North Korea will use tomorrow's holiday as a catalyst to launch the next ICBM, a move which Citi recently said would force the US to take military action in retaliation.

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dogismycopilot's picture

MAGA = MAKE ANTHRAX GREAT AGAIN!

 

UndergroundPost's picture

Where is Dennis Rodman when you need him??

Son of Loki's picture

Rodman just re-dyed his hair bright orange and said he is ready to work things out between Kim and the world.

 

I say send him in!

mtl4's picture

WMDs' lol, sounds like this is going to be one of those Peter and the wolf stories.

peddling-fiction's picture

When ya got nothing, lie some more, and double-down, CNN style.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

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Shemp 4 Victory's picture

The F-35 will lead America in TRIUMPH!

skbull44's picture

WMDs? Where have we heard that line before??

J S Bach's picture

"US Army Prepares Dupes Deployed In South Korea For WMD Attack"

I hate to make that correction in the headline, but it is absolutely true.  Anyone who willingly joins our military today under the delusion that they'll be "fighting for democracy" is a misguided simpleton.  They are merely used as cannon fodder for the globalist elite... period.  They defend not a shred of American soil from an ongoing third or semitic world invasion.

cayman's picture

I don't know what you guys are talking about.  

MDB is right about everything.  

He just states it in the opposite.

Déjà view's picture

"Mr. Xi...Tear Down This Wall"...Trump at N/S Korean Border...

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

Same old same old, everywhere.

The Ram's picture

I find this article amusing from my perspective in south florida.  WMDs?  What a joke.  In the interim, they may have 100 Billion or more clean-up costs as Irma tears through the state.  Hopefully, we will somehow be spared  total calamity, but eaither way, the costs are going to be enormous and the idiots are worried about Korea and Syria?  

HalinCA's picture

Jesus - back again? 

 

Please go peddle your mental diarrhea website elsewhere ...

UndergroundPost's picture

MDB has been on for years - it's some of the best sarc out there. But to answer your question, yes Jesus is coming back again and in light of Irma, Harvey, Mexico earthquake, WW3 looming, dogs & cats living together - should be soon.

Arrow4Truth's picture

Jesus is back? Guess I was wrong. 

caconhma's picture

Hopefully, the orange-face POS will be out of the WH before the year-end.

Today, neither Republicans nor Democrats can tolerate him. Even his personal bodyguard has left him.

Arrow4Truth's picture

Abu. Wasn't that the monkey in the Disney animation, Aladdin?

quadraspleen's picture

I wonder if DynCorp will get that gig...

HardAssets's picture

So the U.S. Army, who has been in Korea for 65 years, doesn't have in-house expertise on how to prepare for such an attack ? They gotta spend lots of taxpayer dollars for 'training' from contractors ?

The MIC is something else. They are the biggest threat to America.

Sudden Debt's picture

I raised 2 kids... maybe I should apply for the job because I experienced it all before.

What's the pay anyway?

peddling-fiction's picture

The pay is high 6 to low 7 figures. But you pay with your soul.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

I always thought Anthrax were an over-rated band anyway.

EuroPox's picture

And they wonder why Kim is paranoid.

RagnarRedux's picture

Here you are troops, now get ready to be mass destructed.

1835jackson's picture

Time is running out. NK will have a deliverable ICBM soon. Or a "gift package" as the NK's call it.

quadraspleen's picture

yeah, within 5 years if the real experts are to be believed. I'm scared

Eyes Opened's picture

Hopefully its the gift which keeps on giving....

NickyGall's picture

In any case, the casualties will be horrific.

Son of Loki's picture

Which way will the radiation fall out blow?

 

Winds? Direction and velocity?

 

Maybe to the west coast?

Cardinal Fang's picture

Train?

Shit, back in the day, we used to haul nerve gas in bulk on our military aircraft...

Lol

Train.

Our NBC gear had to fuckin work for realz...

Train.

Contractor.

Jeez. Pussies.

It used to be our military's job hauling nukes and nerve gas.

Now we have to learn how to do it?

quadraspleen's picture

It's worse than that: you have to pay some mil contractor (prob. DynCorp) inflated costs, paid for out of your tax dollar to train people who should have already been trained...smh

peddling-fiction's picture

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Eyes Opened's picture

"I have a 700 dollar hammer for yous.

The best price for my "friends"...."

 

We like to call it the Stealettotm

CrownedCoke's picture

This is Hazmat training. NBC training nuclear biological chemical  is the training we need to be worried about. You train from day one about nuclear biological and chemical attacks from your drill sergeants. Bulshit article. People that never served in the military writing articles shouldn't read into things.

dogismycopilot's picture

I am unaware of any US Forces ever having had to really fight in MOPP gear. Few instances in Iraq Gulf War 1.0....but you can be sure Fat Boy would use chemical and biological weapons - ask his brother!!!!

quadraspleen's picture

It’s fear porn for the civies

CrownedCoke's picture

This is Hazmat training. NBC training nuclear biological chemical  is the training we need to be worried about. You train from day one about nuclear biological and chemical attacks from your drill sergeants. Bulshit article. People that never served in the military writing articles shouldn't read into things.

Swamp Yankee's picture

WTF? The SOP for WMDs is GTFO~!

OCnStiggs's picture

We need more negotiations.

The previous 65 years of negotiations were just a start. Look at what wonderful progress we have made.

Now, the negotiations must proceed in earnest. /sarc

New_Meat's picture

We need to determine the correct shape of the negotiating table, it is all wrong now.

FreeShitter's picture

Just like the WMD's in Iraq?, all a fake shitshow to ultimately get a rothschild fiat central bank installed. Nk, Syria, and Iran are the last 3 w/o one. Wake up ameridumbs

Tulak's picture

 

I remember when bush said mission accomplished!

 

 

 

We were told by the Iraqi War Mongers Bush and pucked Cheney that all of the Iraq War expenses would total $60 Billion Dollars from US Taxpayers. They also said the Iraq Oil Profits by Halliburton would pay for it. That was a $4+ Trillion lie along with the one about WMDs. Why did they give themselves No-Bid Contracts from the American Taxpayer?

 

 

 

MasterControl's picture

500 metric tons of yellow cake uranium?

Utopia Planitia's picture

Yes, and he was talking about that specific carrier and the crew assigned to it, not the entire operation.  The poster you mention (displayed on the carrier) was put there by somebody else - he had absolutely nothing to do with it.  Think before spewing your HRC diarrhea.

Rapunzal's picture

The NWO is playing with WMD and hoping for SHTF
And waiting in their bunkers paid by us to the end of TEOTWAWKI

wisebastard's picture

How many times will americans fall for the same lie from their government....I bet if Putin tried this shit the Russian people whould hunt him down and put him in prison...