Category Nuclear

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, 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 · 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 […]

HASC Subcommittee On Strategic Forces FY18 NDAA Mark Release

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539   MARK RELEASE: SUBCOMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC FORCES   WASHINGTON – Led by Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Ranking Member Jim Cooper (D-TN), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Strategic Forces today released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act […]

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

North Korea: Stark Limits To U.S.-Chinese Cooperation · 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 […]

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 […]

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,   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 · 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 […]

U.S. May Be Defenseless Against New Hypersonic Missiles

Our ability, or  inability to defend against this kind of threat right now; or, the short-term — if the story is accurate — just imagine the compressed decision-making loop on how to retaliate and/or, respond if there is a first-strike use.  We could well reach a point sooner than we think and prefer, where our […]