Originally Posted by Areesh
You think that US will make this plan public? Why common sense is so much lacking?
US employs the most sophisticated Intel gathering system of this world. Much about this system is not clearly known.
I will give you some powerful hints:
1. Ground Penetrating Radar
Commercially viable GPR typically fall into two categories, shallow penetrating systems operating to depths of five feet or less and very deep penetrating systems operating to depth of hundreds or even thousands of feet.
With this technology, US would have scanned entire surface of Pakistan and gained incredible insight about underground complexes and facilities built to date.
2. JSTAR system
This system provides considerable situational awareness of military related movements in real time on the ground. JSTAR system has enormous coverage.
Now coming towards firepower; US can bring so much firepower in to a single theater to eliminate it that it is difficult to imagine.
Here is a major hint:
1. EPW (Earth Penetrating Weapons)
US have developed large arsenal of both nuclear and non-nuclear EPW weapons which can render underground facilities useless in seconds.
Here is an example of nuclear EPW, whose details have been made public:
However, this weapon is extremely destructive.
Therefore, US is improving the capabilities of its conventional EPW arsenal.
Also, not all kinds of EPW weapons have been revealed to the public. US certainly have some special ones too and those are the most interesting ones.
(I have met an American Gulf War veteran who pointed out that US used an extremely powerful EPW to wipe out an enormous underground military weapons storage complex near Basra in Gulf War 1991. He pointed out that details have not been made public. This weapon produced noticeable seismic activity.
Now of course, I do not have 100% grasp of US power projection capabilites because I do not work in NORAD.