Read Part One here.

Soon after war broke out, North Korea would likely work to move their sizable fleet of tanks down toward the DMZ and ultimately into South Korea, while simultaneously inserting special operations forces along the South Korean coast by way of submarines or similar low profile naval vessels.  These special operations teams would probably attempt to disrupt the war effort through sabotage, but if a sizable enough force were able to make landfall, they may attempt to simply cause enough terror to distract South Korean and American forces from the fighting at the border.

Once the United States has neutralized North Korean air defenses, communications and radar arrays, and any nuclear assets possible, special operations groups from the United States and potentially allies would be tasked with the extremely dangerous job of infiltrating North Korea to secure Kim’s stockpile of nuclear weapons.  If the regime were to fall, the weapons could easily find their way onto the black market, and if the regime didn’t, they would already be in the hands of one angry dictator.  Despite the damage done from the air, these types of operations would still be incredibly dangerous, as they would be so far removed from reinforcements that any incursion would find itself quickly surrounded by North Korean armored assets and infantrymen.

North Korean tanks courtesy of KCNA

That said, North Korea currently consumes an estimated 15,000 barrels of oil per day, but produces only 150, with no real oil reserves to speak ofSo if the United States were able to establish an oil embargo through Naval blockade and… perhaps some kind of witchcraft on the Russians and Chinese, the North Korean war machine could find its heavy assets starved out of commission quickly.