Monthly Archives: June 2019

David Maxwell’s Assessment/Thoughts Of POTUS Trump – Kim Jong-Un Mtg. At DMZ

A consolidation of David Maxwell’s comments and thoughts of the meeting. Assessment of POTUS-Kim Jong-un meeting at the DMZ/Panmunjom June 30, 2019 http://maxoki161.blogspot.com/2019/06/assessment-of-potus-kim-jong-un-meeting.html David Maxwell’s thoughts on the meeting: Unconventional, experimental, top down diplomacy.  Diplomacy and foreign relations via twitter and social media.Will it pay off?  I hope so but I think it will only […]

Russia Offers More Sukhoi Su-35S Fighters, Which Can Detect F-35 Stealth Jets, To China

Russia offers more Sukhoi Su-35S fighters, which can detect F-35 stealth jets, to China The +9 g capable Su-35S is a supermanoeuvrable fighter with thrust vectoring engines. Russia claims the Su-35S jet is a quantum leap from Sukhoi’s Su-27 fighter and is just behind the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth aircraft, which the Russian Air Force has […]

Why The U.S. Should Maintain The Suspension Of Large-Scale U.S.-ROK Military Exercises

David Maxwell Comments/Thoughts: “I think Admiral Smith would be interested in knowing the large scale exercises have not only been suspended they have been cancelled.  General Abrams has jettisoned the legacy exercise program and has completely revised it so there is no more Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Key Resolve, and Foal Eagle.  He has created a […]

Responding To Iran’s Asymmetric Threat

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/450667-responding-to-irans-asymmetric-threat Responding to Iran’s asymmetric threat By Javed Ali and Josh Kirshner, Opinion Contributors — 06/27/19 04:00 PM EDT 140 The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill 22 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Share   © Getty Images As the United States turns up the […]

ISIS’s Second Comeback: Assessing The Next ISIS Insurgency

The 76 page report can be downloaded here: http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/ISW%20Report%20-%20ISIS%E2%80%99s%20Second%20Comeback%20-%20June%202019.pdf ISIS’S SECOND COMEBACK: ASSESSING THE NEXT ISIS INSURGENCY By Jennifer Cafarella with Brandon Wallace and Jason Zhou understandingwar.org EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) is not defeated despite the loss of the territory it claimed as its so-called ‘Caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria. It is stronger today than […]

Russia Reportedly Interfered With Air Navigation In Israel

Russia reportedly interfered with air navigation in Israel The IDF explained that the incident was purely civilian and did not affect any of its activities. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF June 27, 2019 11:36 1 minute read. An El Al plane in Ben Gurion Airport. (photo credit: REUTERS) Senior Israeli officials believe that Russia has been disrupting […]

A ‘Today, Hong Kong; Tomorrow, Taiwan:’ Resistance Spills Over As Regions Stand Up To China

A ‘Today, Hong Kong; tomorrow, Taiwan:’ Resistance spills over as regions stand up to China asia.nikkei.com Hong Kong protesters wave the Taiwanese flag at a protest on July 4. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura) Cover StoryTaiwan political race now turns against pro-Beijing Kuomintang CHRIS HORTON, Contributing writer June 26, 2019 14:45 JST TAIPEI — The Hong Kong […]

Acting SECDEF Esper’s First Message Tto Pentagon

Acting SECDEF Esper’s First Message to Pentagon – USNI News news.usni.org · June 24, 2019 The following is Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s first message to the U.S. military and Pentagon civilians. MEMORANDUM FOR ALL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EMPLOYEES SUBJECT: Initial Message to the Department It is the honor and privilege of a lifetime to […]

Iran Is Very Close To The Nuclear Threshold

Iran Is Very Close to the Nuclear Threshold By Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Raphael Ofek June 24, 2019 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook FacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to More More242 Anti-aircraft guns guarding Natanz Nuclear Facility, Isfahan Province, Iran, image via Wikipedia   BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,207, June 24, […]

Australia Planning New Port In North For Use By U.S. Marines

Australia planning new port in north for use by US Marines: report France 24 · June 24, 2019 ADVERTISING Sydney (AFP) Australia is planning to build a new deep-water port on its northern coast able to accommodate US Marine deployments as part of efforts to counter China’s growing presence in the region, the ABC reported Monday. […]