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4 Potential Scenarios Should War Erupt Between North & South Korea; What If NK Aims It Missiles At Japan And/Or U.S. Naval Assets

Dave Maxwell wrote that the four scenarios outlined below are “​Some interesting scenarios.​”        To these I might add (1) What if Jong-Un is assassinated from within — by his own ‘palace guard?’  Do we have any idea what might transpire if that happened.  Would China consider orchestrating a coup and/or an assassination […]

Cellphone Purchases In North Korea Up Despite Prohibitive Costs

Useful to know for intelligence collection purchases; and, in a chaotic, devolution of civil domesticity when bullets are flying.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   Cellphone Purchases Up Despite Prohibitive Costs http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14492&cataId=nk01502 Unification Media Group  |  2017-04-28 17:09 “As Heard in North Korea” articles contain radio programming content broadcast by Unification Media Group [UMG], an independent multimedia consortium targeting North […]

Does China Now Regret Having Defended, Nourished North Korea?

David Maxwell:  A thought experiment:  What would the status of Taiwan be right now if China had not intervened in the Korean War? Does China Now Regret Having Defended, Nourished North Korea? By Xuan Loc Doan, www.atimes.com View Original April 29th, 2017 In 2010, when the People’s Republic of China marked the 60thanniversary of its participation in […]

Failure To Launch: North Korea Conducts Sixth Ballistic Missile Test; Explodes Seconds After Launch; What Will China Do/Say?; We ‘Get To See Who Is Swimming Naked When The Tide Goes Out’

Failure To Launch:  North Korea Conducts Sixth Ballistic Missile Test; Explodes Seconds After Launch;  What Will China Do/Say?; We ‘Get To See Who Is Swimming Naked When The Tide Goes Out’   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Fox News, among other media outlets, is reporting that North Korea conducted a sixth ballistic missile test that failed […]

Trump ‘Armada’ Sent To Deter Kim Can’t Shoot Down His Missiles

Trump ‘Armada’ Sent To Deter Kim Can’t Shoot Down His Missiles by Anthony Capaccio April 26, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT   April 26, 2017, 10:45 AM EDT Vinson strike group escorts aren’t equipped for interceptions Navy vessels homeported in Japan would be needed for that https://www.bloomberg.com/poli tics/articles/2017-04-26/trump -s-armada-sent-to-deter-kim- can-t-knock-down-his-missiles   How China and the U.S. […]

North Korea Stages Large-Scale Artillery Drill As U.S. Submarine Docks In South

North Korea Stages Large-Scale Artillery Drill As U.S. Submarine Docks In South By Ju-min Park | SEOUL North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North’s nuclear and missile […]

How Russian Fleet Copes With US-NATO Military Challenge In Asia-Pacific

How Russian Fleet Copes With US-NATO Military Challenge In Asia-Pacific © Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov Politics 17:59 21.04.2017 (updated 18:00 21.04.2017) Get short URL 97648614 While the US Navy continues to beef up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Pacific Fleet is by no means sitting on its hands, Russian military expert Viktor Murakhovsky told […]

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 Twin Goals Behind North Korea’s Resolve On Nuclear Weapons

The comments below highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell and his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP Dave Maxwell:  Please understand the highlighted portion especially and we should also keep in mind that China does not have the same fears or view the north as a threat in […]

Thinking Through a North Korean “Downfall” – Modern War Institute

The comments below, highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  I would like policymakers and strategists to think about the answer to one question:  What if you learned today that Kim Jong-un was dead (by whatever method, from natural causes to assassination), what  immediate and subsequent actions would you take?  What […]