Monthly Archives: May 2016

Collapse Of The North Korean Regime Appears Inevitable, And The World Needs To Prepare For It

David Maxwell: In the South China Morning Post from two Chinese scholars.  I am somewhat optimistic that we are finally seeing so many people acknowledging the need to PREPARE for north Korean regime collapse.   Pretty strong words from China.   Excerpts:   Thus, while it is still hard to judge North Korea in full, there remains […]

Retired USFK Head: North Korea Collapse May Happen Sooner

Comments directly below, by David Maxwell: I would not sign up to a date projection for collapse, either sooner or later – only that if it happens it is likely to be catastrophic.   Plan and PREPARE.  Planning and exercises are insufficient.  The Alliance must make active preparations to affect the outcome of regime collapse and […]

This U.S. Army Sergeant Started The Korean War By Selling Out To The Soviets

Excerpt:   Stalin’s fear of a direct military confrontation with the United States guided much of the Soviet Union’s foreign policy in the years following the Second World War. For years, Kim Il-Sung, the founder of the Communist regime in North Korea, urged Stalin for support (read: “permission”) to invade South Korea and unify the […]

Into The Greasy Grass-The Importance Of The Tank In War Today And In The Future

thestrategybridge.com  Read Later Into the Greasy Grass-The Importance of the Tank in War Today and in the Future 5 min read  original Patrick Donahoe  May 24, 2016 Recently, an article was posted on War is Boring concerning the first arrival of U.S. M1 tanks in the country of Georgia for an exercise. In response, I posted the […]

To My Blog Followers/Readers — I Am Having Some Surgery This Afternoon — & Will Resume Posting

To My Blog Followers/Readers — I Am Having Some Surgery This Afternoon — & Will Resume Posting      I will resume posting either late today, or tomorrow sometime.  V/R, RCP

Afghan Government Secretly Fosters Taliban Splinter Groups

Afghan Government Secretly Fosters Taliban Splinter Groups Kabul seeks to sow discord by supporting faction of rebel group http://www.wsj.com/articles/ in-afghanistan-a-secret-plan- pays-off-the-taliban- 1463964545 ENLARGE Afghan Special Forces soldiers on patrol in Shindand district, where they have provided a local Taliban commander with military support against his rival. PHOTO: HABIB KHAN TOTAKHIL/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By JESSICA DONATI and HABIB […]

The CIA’s Massive Reorganization Continues Under The Radar: The Brennan Plan

triblive.com The CIA’s Massive Reorganization Continues Under The Radar: The Brennan Plan by John D. Woodward Jr.  May 21, 2016  4 min read  original Updated 4 hours ago President Obama’s recent visit to the CIA reminds us of the critical role the Central Intelligence Agency plays in national security. While the president was at the CIA […]

If Montenegro Joins NATO, Get Ready For A Firm Russian Response

Russia Direct www.russia-direct.org May 22, 2016 ‎ If Montenegro Joins NATO, Get Ready For A Firm Russian Response Far from improving the security environment in Europe, Montenegro’s joining of NATO may actually add to Russian fears of unrestrained NATO expansion eastward. By Matvey Lomonosov‎ Matvey Lomonosov is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and a course […]

Russian & Chinese Drones Are Designed To Counter U.S. Stealth Aircraft

Russian & Chinese Drones Are Designed to Counter US Stealth Aircraft Zachary Keck Yesterday at 11:35 AM Both China and Russia appear to be building drones designed to negate America’s advantages in stealth aircraft. Both China and Russia appear to be building unmanned aerial vehicles designed to negate America’s advantages in stealth aircraft. Earlier this […]

International Concern Mounts Over Venezuela

International Concern Mounts Over Venezuela Agence France-Presse 4:12 p.m. EDT May 21, 2016 (Photo: Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images) 883 CONNECTTWEET 129 LINKEDIN 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE CARACAS — International concerns are mounting over the economic and political crisis in Venezuela, where the military on Saturday was holding a second day of exercises ordered by embattled President Nicolas […]