Category North Korea

CIA Director Met High-Level North Korean Defector

Thank goodness for ‘small’ favors.  Elections have consequences.  In this case good ones; and, ones long overdue.  Movement away from climate change and strategic patience is a most welcome change. RCP, fortunascorner.com Excerpt: The CIA director, according to the officials, is taking steps to strengthen the CIA’s espionage and covert action branch and increase its […]

New Ferry Links North Korea To Russia Despite U.S. Calls To Punish Pyongyang On Missile Program

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2094889/new-ferry-links-north-korea-russia-despite-us-calls-punish New Ferry Links North Korea To Russia Despite U.S. Calls To Punish Pyongyang On Missile Program PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 May, 2017, 6:19am UPDATED : Friday, 19 May, 2017, 6:19am Reuters A new ferry between isolated North Korea and Russia docked for the first time at the Pacific port of Vladivostok on Thursday, inspite […]

North Korea Showed Off A Lot Of Missiles. What Might Be Its Targets?

Comments below highlighted in black are by/from Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell. Dave Maxwell:  This is probably one of the best analyses of potential targeting by north Korea by a news organization.  There are very good graphics that unfortunately do not come through in an email message.  Please go to the link to view the entire article on […]

Thousands Of North Korean Propaganda Leaflets Found In Eastern City

David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner \Note this: Along with the leaflets, CDs and USBs with content glorifying the North Korean regime were also found, according to police.   I wonder if the north is doing this because the defector organizations […]

North Korea Preparing For Cruise Missile Strikes: RFA

North Korea Preparing For Cruise Missile Strikes: RFA english.yonhapnews.co.kr View Original May 18th, 2017 SEOUL, May 18 (Yonhap) — The North Korean army is repairing protective walls for gallery positions to brace for possible cruise missile strikes after witnessing such U.S. attacks on Syria last month, a U.S. broadcaster said Thursday. The North’s armed forces […]

Why Do We Appease North Korea?

David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below.  His contact info is at the bottom of this page/article.  RCP Perhaps because we have never had a strategy to solve the Korea question once and for all.  There are some important pieces and parts to one in Sung-yoon Lee’s conclusion here:   The Trump administration needs […]

North Korea Missile Detected By THAAD, Program Progressing Faster Than Expected

North Korea Missile Detected By THAAD, Program Progressing Faster Than Expected: South Korea By Christine Kim and Tom Miles | SEOUL/GENEVA  www.reuters.com View Original May 16th, 2017 SEOUL/GENEVA North Korea’s missile program is progressing faster than expected, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday, after the U.N. Security Council condemned the weekend launch of a new long-range missile and demanded Pyongyang […]

Defending The U.S. From North Korean Long Range Missiles

Defending The U.S. From North Korean Long Range Missiles thecipherbrief.com · May 16, 2017 May 16, 2017 | Will Edwards Photo: Missile Defense Agency The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now North Korea’s successful launch of the road-mobile intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile on Sunday yet again demonstrated the Kim Jong-un regime’s perseverance and […]

In Computer Attacks, Clues Point To Frequent Culprit: North Korea

Excerpts: Security experts at Symantec, which in the past has accurately identified attacks mounted by the United States, Israel and North Korea, found early versions of the ransomware, called WannaCry, that used tools that were also deployed against Sony Pictures Entertainment, a Bangladesh Central Bank last year and a Polish bank in February. American officials […]

Small Countries’ New Weapon Against Goliaths: Hacking

Small Countries’ New Weapon Against Goliaths: Hacking FireEye, a company that deals with large network breaches, said it had watched a Vietnamese group known as OceanLotus target foreign companies since at least 2014. Credit Beck Diefenbach/ReutersPhoto by: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters In a 2014 blog post, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group in California, documented what […]