Figure 2-8. Tokyo Subway Incident
2. North Korean Operations.
The Korean Peninsula provides an example of how chemical weapons can be employed on the
battlefield. But we must consider North Korean CW use in the context of conventional operations. A
North Korean offensive against South Korea will consist of three phases. The objective of the first
phase is to breach the DMZ and destroy forward Combined Forces Command (CFC) defenders. In the
second phase, North Korean Forces will attempt to isolate Seoul and consolidate their gains. The third
phase is to be the pursuit and destruction of remaining CFC Forces and the occupation of the
At the onset of hostilities, North Korean Forces will seek to suppress Allied counter air operations.
Scud-B and -C Missiles, with persistent Nerve Agent in the warheads, would be launched against
airbases such as Kimpo, Osan and Taegu. Command, control, and communications centers, and
logistics depots are also likely chemical targets.