15 March 2015
Hard Liners within the North Korean government have succeeded in forcing a desperate attempt at reunification.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, the 15th of March, The North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) launches an all-out assault along the entire length of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
(This is the situation moments before the NKPA launched its assaults).
The NKPA has three objectives:
1. To seize Seoul.
2. To destroy the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) Army .
3. To accomplish these in less than three weeks.
North Korean leadership believes that achieving these three objectives will result in a South Korean capitulation and a permanent reunification of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
(The Decisive Operation): V Corps and 820 Division Attack to seize Seoul in order to force South Korean capitulation.
(Shaping Operation#1): II Corps Attacks to fix ROK units along the western DMZ to allow V and 820 Corps to attack towards Seoul.
(Shaping Operation#2): Independent Brigades and 806 Division attack in the center to prevent ROK units from being able to maneuver in support of those forces in and around Seoul.
(Shaping Operation#3): I Corps, in the east attacks to destroy eastern units of the ROK to prevent them from moving to support the defense of Seoul and to create additional opportunities for exploitation in subsequent phases.
Execution of the plan (thus far):
The land of the morning calm was disturbed by a series of airborne and air assault attacks aimed seizing key terrain or isolating ROK units.
At the same time, tunnels suddenly appeared along the DMZ. DPRK units poured forth, shattering and annihilating any unfortunate ROK units in their way.
The route to Seoul is beginning to open.
Some ROK units attempt to withdraw but are hampered by the presence of enveloping DPRK units. DPRK Attacks continue with the way to Seoul becoming more and more wide open.
AS ROK resistance disintegrates, DPRK units become emboldened and push further south into the ROK. Preparations begin for the massive assault into Seoul. The presence of American units is now a serious consideration. DPRK air-power is becoming less effective. Time may very well be running out for the attacking forces.
It is critical that the invasion objectives be fully achieved prior to the end of the three week deadline, losses be damned.
DPRK forces are poised to enter Seoul.