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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 […]

China Threatens To Bomb North Korea’s Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing’s “Bottom Line”

Comments highlighted below in blue are by David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  It would be something if China had a “bottom line” on the north Korea situation.   Disinformation?  Someone China get out ahead of themselves?  Note that the editorial has been taken down […]

Phishing In Troubled Waters: Confronting Cyber Espionage Across The Pacific & The Strait Of Taiwan

The 20 page report can be downloaded at this link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-Taiwan-Cyber-Final.pdf Phishing In Troubled Waters Confronting Cyber Espionage Across the Pacific and the Strait of Taiwan By Harry Krejsa and Hannah Suh, www.cnas.org View Original April 10th, 2017 Because China’s two chief targets of strategic attention are the United States and Taiwan, they are understandably also Beijing’s chief […]

Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control Of ‘Maritime Silk Road;’ Investing Billions In Foreign Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels

Following Mahan’s playbook?  RCP https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-shipping-giants-seek-control-of-maritime-silk-road-1491557405 Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control of ‘Maritime Silk Road’ Companies Investing Billions In Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels     Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front) and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at a 2014 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the inauguration of the Colombo Port City Project. PHOTO: LI TAO/ZUMA […]

Duterte Orders Philippine Troops To South China Sea Reefs

Duterte Orders Philippine Troops To South China Sea Reefs  https://www.yahoo.com/news/duterte-orders-philippine-troops-south-china-sea-reefs-083018974.html   AFPApril 6, 2017 View photos Duterte has previously sought to improve his nation’s relations with China by adopting a non-confrontational approach over their competing claims in the strategically vital waters (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered troops to […]

What Does Xi Jinping Want From Mar-a-Lago?

Excerpts: Many believe the Trump administration is particularly vulnerable to deals proposed by Xi, the master strategist, such as an utterly cynical Taiwan-for-North Korea trade or a North Korea-for-South China Sea arrangement. Even if Trump were amenable to a bargain of this sort—and there is no hard evidence that he is—it is hard to see […]

CBS News Is Reporting That Secretary Of The Navy Nominee, Philip Bilden Is Likely To Withdraw His Nomination

CBS News Is Reporting That Secretary Of The Navy Nominee, Philip Bilden Is Likely To Withdraw His Nomination   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Major Garrett writes on CBS News’s website this evening, February 17, 2017, that Navy Secretary nominee, Philip Bilden is set to withdraw his nomination, perhaps as early as this weekend, according to […]

Manila Predicts Beijing Will Build Base On Scarborough Shoal

Manila Predicts Beijing Will Build Base On Scarborough Shoal By Sam Lagrone, news.usni.org View Original February 10th, 2017 This week the Philippine defense secretary predicted China would start building an artificial island on the bones of Scarborough Shoal. If unopposed, China would likely attempt to build an installation like the several bases Beijing has constructed in the […]

U.S./China In Near-Miss: Chinese KJ-200 Early Warning Aircraft & A U.S. Navy P-3C Reconnaissance Plane Flew Within 1,000 Feet Of Each Other This Week — In International Air Space; But, Near The Disputed Island Chain In The South China Sea

U.S./China In Near-Miss:  Chinese KJ-200  Early Warning Aircraft & A U.S. Navy P-3C Reconnaissance Plane Flew Within 1,000 Feet Of Each Other This Week —  In International Air Space; But, Near The Disputed Island Chain In The South China Sea      Simon Holmes writes in the February 10, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail […]

Why China May Have Made A Massive Mistake In The South China Sea

Why China May Have Made A Massive Mistake In The South China Sea http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-china-may-have-made-massive-mistake-the-south-china-sea-19350?page=show February 7, 2017 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s comment during his confirmation hearing that the United States would deny China access to its man-made island bases in the South China Sea caused a predictable furor. However, few people seriously think the […]