Category military history

North Koreans Overcome Border Guards In Bold Escape To China

The comments highlighted in blue below are by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortunascorner Dave Maxwell:  This is the most significant use of force by Korean civilians in the north against security forces that I can recall.   Sure when faced with possible capture […]

What’s Left? London Review Of Books Looking At Historical Assessments Of The Russian Revolution

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/sheila-fitzpatrick/whats-left?utm_source=LRB+icymi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170422+icymi&utm_content=usca_subs Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier Robert Farley Thursday 10:45am Filed to: aircraft carriers 285.7K 53349 Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford heads out to sea for the first time under its own power for builder’s trials. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in a new class of […]

Russian Intelligence/FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway»

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2017/04/fsbs-infiltration-political-party-parnas-aimed-norway#.WPl-re-nilg.twitter Andrey Kapitonov. Photo: Atle Staalesen «FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway» Leader Of The Regional Party Office In Murmansk, Andrey Kapitonov, was recruited by Russian agents as part of a plot involving liberal Parnas and the Norwegian secret police. Then it all backfired on the Russian security service. By Atle Staalesen […]

Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat

  http://cepa.org/EuropesEdge/Hybrid_war_in_the_High_North 19 April 2017 Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat Talking about hybrid threats—the toxic cocktail of force, money, propaganda and spycraft—is one thing. Actually doing something about them is another. So the new center on hybrid warfare being set up in the Finnish capital Helsinki is a welcome, if […]

Have North Korea’s Missile Tests Paid Off?

Have North Korea’s Missile Tests Paid Off? www.bbc.com View Original April 20th, 2017 Asia North Korea displayed a lot of missiles – including big ones – at a bombastic military parade over the weekend. But what do we really know about Pyongyang’s missile capabilities? Defence expert Melissa Hanham explains. Kim Jong-un put on quite a show to […]

China’s Secret Weapon In South Korea Missile Fight: Hackers

Two can play this game.  But then again, perhaps that is why China practices to go to war ‘disconnected,’ — according to their White Paper publication of ‘Unrestricted Warfare.’   RCP, fortumascorner China’s Secret Weapon In South Korea Missile Fight: Hackers China denies it is retaliating over the Thaad missile system, but a U.S. cybersecurity […]

The Case For A Decapitating Strike Against North Korea’s Kim

Excerpt: Thus, the Trump administration is right to say American patience with Pyongyang’s behavior is at an end. Washington can’t wait much longer to defuse the threat before millions of Americans are placed at risk.   The question is what to do about it. Once we get beyond Obama-era discussions of economic and diplomatic sanctions, […]

The Real North Korean Missile Crisis Is Coming

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/real-north-korean-missile-crisis-coming?utm_source=World+Affairs+Newsletter&utm_campaign=22b240f787-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f83b38c5c7-22b240f787-294664345 The Real North Korean Missile Crisis Is Coming 19 April 2017 North Korea makes the Middle East look like a walk. Firing 59 Tomahawk missiles from warships in the Eastern Mediterranean at Bashar al-Assad’s Al-Shayrat airbase in Syria was not a big deal. Assad can’t strike back. Not at the United States, anyway. But […]

The Hermit Kingdom Hermetically Sealed:  Putin Sends Troops To Border With North Korea, Move Follows Earlier Moves By China — Puts North Korea In A Quarantine-Type Vice   www.fortunascorner.com        Russian troops have joined the post-Easter parade to hermetically seal — well, the hermit kingdom of North Korea.  Will Stewart, the Daily Mail […]