Category South Korea

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Joe Uchill has an article on yesterday’s (May 22, 2017) TheHill.com, noting that “researchers at [the cyber security firm], Symantec, are increasingly confident that a recent, massive ransomware outbreak — is linked […]

The Scariest Article I Have Read In Some Time: Nuclear War Is Becoming Thinkable, Especially On The Korean Peninsula

Here is the link to the long article referenced below:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/full/10.1162/ISEC_a_00273   Here is the conclusion from that article:   For most of the nuclear age, there were many impediments to effective counterforce. Weapons were too inaccurate to reliably destroy hardened targets; fratricide prevented many-on-one targeting; the number of targets to strike was huge; target […]

Where To Go Next On North Korea

Where To Go Next On North Korea Kurt Campbell, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, suggests more financial sanctions https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-to-go-next-on-north-korea-1495504980?mg=id-wsj Ex-U.S. Diplomat Says Trump Administration Lacks North Korea Experience Kurt Campbell talks about the Trump administration’s efforts to deal with the rising threat from North Korea and manage the role of the U.S. as […]

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/chinese-cyber-spies-target-asian-neighbors-1092?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bda0940b6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-bda0940b6a-122500693 EXPERT COMMENTARY Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors MAY 21, 2017 | JOHN HULTQUIST The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. SUBSCRIBE NOW JOHN HULTQUIST MANAGER OF ANALYSIS, FIREEYE It has been three years since the Obama Administration publically indicted five Chinese military officials for hacking U.S. companies, a move that prompted negotiations to […]

War With North Korea: An Inside Look At How U.S. Troops Would Respond Worldwide

David Maxwell:  Thanks to Jeff for including this quote.   Conclusion: The defining aspect of a second Korean war would be the primary contribution from the South Korean military, which would play a role that the U.S. has not seen in recent years.   “This is truly a combined fight,” Maxwell said of U.S.-South Korean […]

Inside The North Korea Maze

Katharine Moon engages the views of Joschka Fischer, Yuriko Koike, Yoon Young-kwan, and other PS contributors to weigh in on Donald Trump’s other crisis. Issue Adviser: a critical review of Project Syndicate’s hardest-hitting commentaries on an urgent global issue. Inside The North Korea Maze https://www.project-syndicate.org/onpoint/the-north-korea-maze-by-katharine-h-s-moon-2017-05 US President Donald Trump surely has plenty to worry about at home nowadays. […]

The Best Way To Get Regime Change In North Korea: Planning For ‘The Day After’…A Government In Exile…

… planning for “the day after”…  a government in exile …  Asia Times  http://www.atimes.com/best-way-get-regime-change-north-korea/ Kim Jong-un The Best Way To Get Regime Change In North Korea  By Stephen Bryen   May 20, 2017 12:05 AM (UTC+8) Recent American experience with regime change has been starkly unsuccessful. The Bush administration’s mismanagement, compounded by President Obama’s decision to […]

U.S. To Deploy 2nd Carrier Group Off Korean Peninsula

U.S. To Deploy 2nd Carrier Group Off Korean Peninsula By YOSHIHIRO MAKINO/ Correspondent May 19, 2017 at 15:50 JST http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201705190025.html? SEOUL–As part of efforts to guard against military provocations by North Korea, the United States will deploy a second aircraft carrier to waters off the Korean Peninsula. A source with the U.S. military based in […]

North Korean Movie Smuggler Tells All

The comment below highlighted in blue is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  The information in this piece is dated but still illustrative and useful to understand what is happening inside north Korea.  This reinforces why we should be investing in and supporting information and influence campaigns by defectors as well as the ROK/US […]

Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars?

Conference video at the link to the web page: http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/is-the-us-military-too-antiquated-to-win-modern-wars? Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars? By Mark Pomerleau, www.c4isrnet.com View Original May 17th, 2017 Experts in technology and warfare gathered Wednesday to discuss the U.S. military’s efforts to innovate in response to rapidly changing threats and its place in modern warfare. Bernadette Johnson, […]