Category South Korea

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 […]

Just In Case, Japanese Officials Weigh Evacuation Options For Nationals In South Korea

Just In Case, Japanese Officials Weigh Evacuation Options For Nationals In South Korea By The Japan News, www.stripes.com View Original April 21st, 2017 TOKYO — In response to mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea, the government is studying concrete plans for evacuating Japanese nationals from South Korea in the event of an emergency on […]

All Means Short Of War: Passive, Not Active, Regime Change In North Korea: By Max Boot

Dave Maxwell’s Comment:  Max is advocating a strategic strangulation campaign.  I would be happy to assist.   Excerpt: We should not panic, any more than we panicked when Russia and China acquired similar capabilities many decades ago. In those cases, we relied on deterrence to prevent an attack, while, in the case of the Soviet […]

Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles?

Only the ‘shadow knows.’ RCP   Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles? There’s just no evidence to support the fantasy that Kim Jong Un’s rockets are falling prey to a super-secret U.S. cyberprogram. By Jeffrey Lewis, foreignpolicy.com View Original April 19th, 2017 The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to […]

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

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 […]

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 […]