The US cruise missile strikes on Syrian aircraft in revetments destroyed about 20% of the aircraft.
EDIT: Per my comment #5: This posting has problems; I misinterpreted what Mattis was reporting. Some of the point still stands, your mileage may vary, void where prohibited, etc.
Please, Pentagon brass, keep those numbers in mind when you talk about a “precision decapitation strike” against North Korea that will eliminate the leadership and preemptively destroy their strike capability. Even if you do twice as well, that means reducing the strike capability by less than half.
In Gulf War II there were a lot of special forces, satellites, and A-10s hunting Iraq’s collection of Scud missiles. As it happened, more missiles were fired later in the war than earlier; I guess that the hunting wasn’t very effective.
I hope there is serious thinking going on about this stuff, right now, because I am very worried that the military’s “can do!” wing are going to convince our Laughably Ignorant Leader that they can deal with North Korea easily. Oh, North Korea will lose – no question there – but military hubris has a way of convincing itself that everything will be OK.