Category Nuclear

Is North Korea Working Toward A ‘Carrier-Killer’ Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile?

If they are, it may be a joint project with Tehran.  The Iranians may well be funding this research and development — if it is ongoing — and, Tehran may have even provided some of the R&D money to get this effort going.  RCP Is North Korea Working Toward A ‘Carrier-Killer’ Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile? Say […]

Could The U.S. Take Out North Korea’s Missiles Before Launch?

Could The U.S. Take Out North Korea’s Missiles Before Launch? By Joshua Berlinger, CNN Updated 6:26 AM ET, Tue April 18, 2017   US warships sent to Korea: What to know 01:23 Story highlights The US is trying to develop the ability to take out missiles before they’re fired It’s been touted as a cost-saving […]

DOD Announces Commencement Of The Nuclear Posture Review

DOD Announces Commencement of the Nuclear Posture Review 04/17/2017 12:19 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-138-17 April 17, 2017 DOD Announces Commencement of the Nuclear Posture Review Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following: In National Security Presidential Memorandum 1, dated Jan. 27, the president directed the secretary of defense to conduct a […]

Apocalypse Now? Not With This Foe’s Limited Nuclear Option

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/apocalypse-now-not-with-kims-limited-nuclear-option-slh3p87j2?CMP=TNLEmail_118918_1708608 Ready for unlimited access? Subscribe now for just £1 a week for 8 weeks. KOREAN MISSILE CRISIS | ANALYSIS april 16 2017, 12:01am, the sunday times Apocalypse Now? Not With This Foe’s Limited Nuclear Option niall ferguson Share Save Brinkmanship is back, and the world is back on the brink of war. In the 1950s […]

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’

North Korea’s Unsuccessful Missile Launch ‘May Have Been Thwarted By U.S. Cyber Attack’   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Julian Ryall in Tokyo, Nicola Smith in Seoul, and David Milward in the United States, have an article in today’s, The Telegraph, (April 16, 2017), with the title above.  They write that the North Korean missile test […]

Behind North Korea’s Fizzled Missile: Has China Lost Control Of Kim?

Behind North Korea’s Fizzled Missile: Has China Lost Control Of Kim? GORDON G. CHANG 04.16.17 7:51 AM ET  www.thedailybeast.com View Original April 16th, 2017 Kim Jong Un has shown that he doesn’t care what Washington and Beijing say, and he may have made himself an even bigger threat to these great powers. A North Korean […]

Sound And Fury: By Max Boot

Sound And Fury By Max Boot, www.nytimes.com View Original April 14th, 2017 When I read of the United States forces’ dropping of the second-largest non-nuclear explosive in their arsenal — the 21,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) — in eastern Afghanistan, I am reminded of what John Paul Vann, the legendary Army officer and civilian adviser […]

North Korea’s Latest Attempt To Test Fire Ballistic Missile Fails Miserably & Immediately

The question now is……what comes next?  RCP http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39612095  North Korea Missile Launch Fails, Says South Korea ·         3 minutes ago North Korea has attempted to launch a missile on its east coast which is believed to have failed, South Korea’s military says. It comes a day after the state warned the US that it was […]

Pyongyang Displays Military Hardware, Including Apparently New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ north-korea-parades- apparently-new-long-range- missile-1492237791 North Korea Parades New Long-Range ‘Frankenmissile’ Pyongyang Displays Military Hardware, Including Apparently New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile By Jonathan Cheng • Updated April 15, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET North Korea showed off what appeared to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile, seen here in an image taken from North Korean TV footage, […]

Former Defense Secretary William Perry On Why We Didn’t Go To War With North Korea

The comments below, highlighted in blue are by David Maxwell — and his contact info is at the bottom of the article.  RCP Unfortunately I believe that there is no solution to the “Korea Question” without some form of conflict.  It is only a matter of scale (and timing) which will be determined by Kim […]