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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 […]

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 […]

A North Korean Mystery: Where Did Its Rockets And Missiles Come From?

Excerpt: North Korea has shown itself to be a canny state that can get what it wants, whether by pressing its citizens to the maximum or by utilizing a carefully cultivated network of overseas contacts to surreptitiously import banned weapons—all with the goal, of course, of ensuring the regime’s survival. The presence of advanced weapons […]

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria http://www.fortunascorner.com      Details are still coming in; but, I will not have time to do additional updates on this — this evening.  The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. F/A-18 fighter […]

South Korea May Consult With U.S. About Scaling Back Joint Exercises If North Korea Suspends Nuclear Activities: Adviser

David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   David Maxwell:  When talking about scaling back or canceling ROK/US Alliance exercises we should consider why we have exercises in the first place.  The obvious reason is that training and readiness are perishable […]

How U.S., South Korean Special Ops Would Join Forces In A New Korean War

How U.S., South Korean Special Ops Would Join Forces In A New Korean War thecipherbrief.com · June 18, 2017 June 18, 2017 | COL David Maxwell Col David Maxwell Associate Director, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University Tensions are rising on the Korean Peninsula. There is fear that the Korean War could restart, since there has only been […]

North Korean Drone Took Hundreds Of Photos Of U.S. Anti-Missile System/THAAD

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  And the farmland noted in previous reports were probably to support SOF infiltration for  drops zones for parachute infiltration and landing zones for AN-2 Colts. North Korean Drone Took Hundreds […]

Imitation Is The Highest Form Of Flattery (China): Russia Could Turn Kurils’ Mantua Island Into Fortress To Defend Borey Class Subs

06/08/2017 Russia: RF Could Turn Kurils’ Mantua Island Into Fortress To Defend Borey Class Subs Moscow Svobodnaya Pressa in Russian 08 Jun 17 [Sergey Ishchenko report: “Kurils’ Mantua Fortress Will Cover Kamchatka Boreys; Russian Federation is Converting Former Japanese Military Base Into a ‘Restricted Access Zone for American Tomahawks”] A second Russian Federation Defense Ministry […]