Category China

Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has A Nuclear Arsenal

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=3034946 Confidential Document Confirms North Korea Has Nuclear Arsenal June 22,2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made an order to maintain secrecy in the storage and management of atomic weapons, the JoongAng Ilbo learned from a confidential document, confirming that it possesses a nuclear arsenal. The JoongAng Ilbo obtained Wednesday a document from the Workers’ […]

China Proposes Halt To U.S. Military Exercises In South Korea: Beijing Brokering ‘Dual Suspension’ Of U.S. War Games & Nuke Missile Tests By Pyongyang

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/press-conference-recommendations-for-arming-ukraine-presented-by-general-breedlove-and-others-300477124.html China Proposes Halt to U.S. Military Exercises in South Korea at Talks Beijing brokering ‘dual suspension’ of U.S. war games and nuclear, missile tests by Pyongyang http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-proposes-halt-u-s-military-exercises-south-korea-talks/ US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is followed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to conduct a two question press conference after meeting with Chinese State […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original June 22nd, 2017 Silence Dogood has a background in defense issues and experience working in Congress.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group.  […]

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China heritage.org · by Dean Cheng Report Defense June 21, 2017 4 min read Download Report Dean Cheng Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center Dean brings knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities as a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. Summary The annual Department of Defense […]

North Korea: Stark Limits To U.S.-Chinese Cooperation

North Korea: Stark Limits To U.S.-Chinese Cooperation thecipherbrief.com · June 20, 2017 June 20, 2017 | Thomas Cynkin Thomas Cynkin Vice President, Daniel Morgan Academy Upon coming into office, the Trump Administration quickly came to the correct conclusion that the Obama Administration’s policy of “strategic patience” toward North Korea was really “strategic neglect.” Secretary of State Tillerson in […]

Can China Actually Restrain Kim Jong-Un?

David Maxwell’s answer  is highlighted in blue below.  RCP David Maxwell:  Short and long answer: No and nope. Can China Actually Restrain Kim Jong-Un? thecipherbrief.com · June 20, 2017 June 20, 2017 | Will Edwards Photo: iStock.com/narvikk On June 21, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will meet with their Chinese counterparts, State […]

BREAKING NEWS: Otto Warmbier, 22yr. Old UVA Student & Hostage Of North Korea Dies Six Days After Being Brought Back To The U.S. From Pyongyang

Numerous media outlets are reporting that University of Virginia student, American Otto Warmbier has died, just six days after being ‘released’ by North Korea after being taken hostage by the despotic regime of Kim Jung-Un. It may be a bridge too far; and, I defer to David Maxwell and other Korea experts — but, one […]

Russia Threatens To Treat U.S. Coalition Aircraft As Targets Over Syria

We are still paying for the sins of the Obama national security team and its failure to adequately confront Russia and China.  As a result, we have emboldened a despot in Moscow; and, aided the hawks in Beijing who want to push the U.S. out of the South China Sea and away from the disputed […]

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’   www.fortunascorner.com         Noted author/historian, Mark Bowden who has written 13 books, including the classic and national bestseller, “Black Hawk Down,” has a brand […]