Category US Military

Instead Of Threatening North Korea, Trump Should Try This Instead

Dave Maxwell, who’s comments are highlighted in blue below, takes the Washington Post to task on its article today on North Korea.  Taking the Washington Post to task is almost never a bad thing.  RCP, fortunascorner David Maxwell: A freeze.   I am skeptical that KIm really harbors ambitions to improve the north’s economy except […]

NATO Intercepting Highest Number Of Russian Military Planes Since The Cold War As 780 Incidents Recorded In 2016

NATO Intercepting Highest Number Of Russian Military Planes Since The Cold War As 780 Incidents Recorded In 2016 Figures revealed after Russian planes approach Alaskan coast four nights in a row Lizzie Dearden @lizziedearden a day ago Click to follow An F/A-18 Hornet escorts a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber aircraft in February 2008 south of […]

What Would Happen If Trump Went To War With North Korea?

The comments below in blue are by Col. (Ret.) Dave Maxwell. Dave Maxwell:  Ms. Darden misquoted me in her final paragraph.  I specifically said “Korean people living in the north” and not “north Korean people.” Please consider the difference. What Would Happen If Trump Went To War With North Korea? By Lizzie Dearden, www.independent.co.uk View Original April […]

North Korean Submarine Missile Program Advances Rapid Development Of KN-11 Missile, Submarines, UN Says

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/north-korean-submarine-missile-program-advances/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=29349b6819-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-29349b6819-45642713 North Korean Submarine Missile Program Advances Rapid development of KN-11 missile, submarines, UN says KN-11 launcher BY: Bill Gertz April 20, 2017 5:00 am North Korea is making rapid progress on developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles and missile-firing submarines, according to a report by a United Nations panel of experts. “Rapid technological developments have taken place […]

This Is China’s Biggest Problem With North Korea

  Excerpt: The clock is ticking. And China’s preference for awaiting developments, in the hope that the status quo that has lasted decades will hold, will be sorely tested. If Trump’s escalation backs down, then the Chinese may be able to muddle through the current situation. And many Americans may be unaware that we have […]

Why North Korea’s Special Operations Forces Should Not Be Underestimated

Why North Korea’s Special Operations Forces Should Not Be Underestimated By Brian Adam Jones, taskandpurpose.com View Original April 21st, 2017 As tensions escalate between the United States and North Korea, more than the Hermit Kingdom’s aspiring nuclear program, the more immediate threat may be the emphasis North Korea places on its special operations forces. North Korea invests […]

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 […]

What’s Left? London Review Of Books Looking At Historical Assessments Of The Russian Revolution

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/sheila-fitzpatrick/whats-left?utm_source=LRB+icymi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170422+icymi&utm_content=usca_subs Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier Robert Farley Thursday 10:45am Filed to: aircraft carriers 285.7K 53349 Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford heads out to sea for the first time under its own power for builder’s trials. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in a new class of […]

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 […]